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Getting Groovy with data

  • (Posted by bob on Oct 28, 2016 6:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Groovy is an almost perfect complement to Java, providing a compact, highly expressive and compatible scripting environment for my use. Of course, Groovy isn't totally perfect; as with any programming language, its design is based on a series of trade-offs that need to be understood in order to produce quality results. But for me, Groovy's advantages far outweigh its disadvantages, making it an indispensable part of my data analysis toolkit. In a series of articles, I'll explain how and why. read more

Install La-Capitaine Icon Theme Inspired from macOS and Google’s Material Design

La Capitaine is another set of awesome icon pack, designed to integrate with most desktop environments. The set of icons takes inspiration from the latest iterations of macOS and Google’s Material Design.

Open source OSes for the Internet of Things

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Oct 28, 2016 2:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Previous posts in this IoT series have examined frameworks, development hardware, privacy/security issues, and smart hubs. But it all starts with the OS. ? ? An Open Source Perspective on the Internet of Things Part 5: Open Source Operating Systems for IoT ? Over the past decade, the majority of new open source OS projects […]

Trick or treat with funny Perl modules

One of the great strengths of the Perl community is CPAN, the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network. If you've written a module for Perl that might be useful to others, the community encourages you to release it on CPAN. Given that the Perl community also encourages experimentation and play, part of the CPAN namespace is reserved for modules that could be considered frivolous or trivial, the Acme:: hierarchy. read more

Ubuntu Vs. Linux Mint - Which Is Better in 2016?

Ubuntu and Linux Mint are currently arguably 2 of the most popular Linux distros (with Debian) around. They are both quite user-friendly and for the Linux newbie, you couldn’t be wrong choosing either. For a very long time, Ubuntu was considered the distro of choice by most Linux enthusiasts, but it has currently been surpassed by Linux Mint (and Debian) as the distro with most hits.

Google’s neural networks invent their own encryption

  • New Scientist; By Timothy Revell (Posted by penguinist on Oct 28, 2016 11:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security
Computers are keeping secrets. A team from Google Brain, Google’s deep learning project, has shown that machines can learn how to protect their messages from prying eyes.

OpenStack Building the Cloud for the Next 50 Years (and Beyond)

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Oct 28, 2016 10:16 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
BARCELONA, Spain—When OpenStack got started in 2010, it was a relatively small effort with only two companies involved. Over the last six years, that situation has changed dramatically with OpenStack now powering telecom, retail and scientific cloud computing platforms for some of the largest organizations in the world.

Rough, tough boardset runs Linux on Bay Trail

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Oct 28, 2016 7:08 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
VersaLogic’s rugged, sandwich-style “Raven” SBC offers a “Bay Trail” Atom, wide-range power, dual GbE ports, and multiple USB, serial, and mini-PCIe links. Like Versalogic’s BayCat, Bengal, Hawk, and Osprey SBCs, the Raven runs Linux on a “Bay Trail” Atom E3800. It also similarly supports -40 to 85°C temperatures, offers shock and vibration resistance per MIL-STD-202G, […]

Inkscape: Adding some colour

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Oct 28, 2016 5:59 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
In our previous Inkscape article, we covered the absolute basics of getting started with Inkscape — installing, and how to create basic shapes and manipulate them. We also covered changing the colour of inkscape objects using the Palette. While the... Continue Reading →

Configuring WINE with Winetricks

If winecfg is a screwdriver, winetricks is a power drill. They both have their place, but winetricks is just a much more powerful tool. Actually, it even has the ability to launch winecfg. While winecfg gives you the ability to change the settings of WINE itself, winetricks gives you the ability to modify the actual Windows layer. It allows you to install important components like .dlls and system fonts as well as giving you the capability to edit the Windows registry. It also has a task manager, an uninstall utility, and file browser.

12 open source games for Android

Smartphones put a wealth of games at user's fingertips, but many of the proprietary games are loaded with advertisements, in-app purchases, and other features that create less-than-stellar play experiences. While the open source world is not exactly known for the quality of its games, there are a wide variety of open source games available in the F-Droid repository that are polished and very playable.

Security-minded µQseven COM taps Allwinner A64

Theobroma’s µQseven form factor “A64-µQ7” module runs Linux 4.x on a quad-core -A53 Allwinner A64, and adds a security module. Austria-based Theobroma has released its second Allwinner-based computer-on-module using the half-size, 70 x 40mm µQseven form-factor.

openSUSE Tumbleweed Users Get Linux Kernel 4.8.4, KDE Plasma 5.8.2 LTS, More

openSUSE's Douglas DeMaio informed the community about the latest updated components that landed recently in the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling operating system.

Apache on CentOS Linux For Beginners

  • - Original Content; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Oct 28, 2016 12:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Apache, Linux
Now we're going to tackle CentOS/Fedora/andtherest. It's the same Apache; the differences are package names, configuration files, and that never-ending source of fun times, SELinux.

Let's Encrypt and The Ford Foundation Aim To Create a More Inclusive Web

Let’s Encrypt was awarded a grant from The Ford Foundation as part of its efforts to financially support its growing operations. This is the first grant that has been awarded to the young nonprofit, a Linux Foundation project which provides free, automated and open SSL certificates to more than 13 million fully-qualified domain names (FQDNs).

How to install & configure Jenkins on Debian/Ubuntu/ArchLinux

Jenkins is an open source continuous integration tool written in Java. The project was forked from Hudson after a dispute with Oracle. It provides 1000 of plugins to support building, deploying and automating any project. Many users calling Jenkins as a open source automation server.

Rugged Qseven module runs Linux on Apollo Lake

Seco unveiled a “Q7-B03” Qseven COM with Intel’s new Atom E3900 “Apollo Lake” SoC and optional onboard SATA flash and -40 to 85°C support. Seco’s Q7-B03 is the second Qseven module we’ve seen based on Intel’s 14nm-fabricated Atom E3900 “Apollo Lake” line of SoCs........

Latest 96Boards SBC ships with GbE/PCIe add-on

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Oct 27, 2016 7:41 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Fujitsu’s 96Boards CE compatible “F-Cue” SBC runs Linux on a quad-core Cortex-A15/A7 Socionext MB86S71 SoC, and offers a PCIe/GbE expansion board. The Fujitsu Electronics F-Cue is the latest Linux-driven 96Boards CE form factor SBC, following others like the uCRobotics Bubblegum-96 and Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c. The open-spec board uses the same 85 x 54mm CE spec, […]

How to Install and Configure Apache Tomcat 8.5 on Ubuntu 16.04

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install and configure Apache Tomcat 8.5 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Yakkety Yak) and how to install and configure the prerequisite Java 8 on the Ubuntu server. Apache Tomcat is an open source Java Servlet implementation developed by the Apache Software Foundation.

When BirdCam Goes Mainstream

If you read my articles on when I originally set up BirdCam a few years ago, you'll remember I did it with compatibility in mind. At the time of this writing, BirdCam is simply an HTML page with the JavaScript language to refresh the images constantly, in order to create a low-fps video stream of sorts.

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