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GPD Pocket, The 7-Inch Ubuntu Laptop, is Now Shipping

Ubuntu fans with small fingers and big pockets will be pleased to hear that the GPD Pocket Ubuntu edition has begun shipping.

Docker Updates Enterprise Edition with Secure Multi-Tenancy Support

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Aug 16, 2017 2:22 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud
After months of development with Docker Community Edition releases, Docker Enterprise Edition 17.06 is now generally available.

Thin Mini-ITX duo serves up Apollo Lake and Skylake-U

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 16, 2017 1:08 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel; Story Type: News Story
Avalue’s EMX-APLP and EMX-SKLUP are thin Mini-ITX boards that tap Intel’s Apollo Lake and Skylake-U CPUs, respectively, each with triple displays and 4K. Avalue has launched a pair of “thin” Mini-ITX boards supporting Intel processors. The company never mentions the vertical dimension on the 170 x 170mm EMX-APLP and EMX-SKLUP motherboards, but the photos suggest […]

Using JavaScript to hack the web

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 16, 2017 11:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
There's no lack of online resources for JavaScript, from courses that teach you the basics to tutorials on app creation. In this article—which doesn't require you to make your own apps, or even to have particularly deep product knowledge—I'll explain how to use JavaScript to create useful browser hacks that enhance your web experiences and boost productivity. read more

Linux desktop GUI GNOME celebrates its 20th birthday

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Aug 16, 2017 10:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME, Linux
Since the initial release of GNOME 1.0 in 1999, there have been 33 stable releases. That first release would set the framework for all future versions. It was based on the GIMP ToolKit (GTK+)... Its libraries are available for any application under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).

Learn the basics of the ZSH shell

Bash isn't bad. It gets the job done just fine, but have you ever considered what it'd be like if Bash had some extra features to make it more convenient to work with? That's more-or-less what ZSH is. It includes all of the features that you'd expect from Bash, but it also has some really nice additions to make your life easier. Actually, you'll be amazed at how much easier they make working in the command line.

Track your creative projects with mind-map software

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 16, 2017 8:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I'm a huge proponent of using mind maps in creative work, which you may know if you've read any of my previous articles or follow my podcast. read more

Runit is being maintained again

I'm pleased to announce the resumption of maintenance on runit, an init and services management system, originally derived from daemontools by Gerrit Pape.

How to Scan Your Linux Computer for Viruses and Rootkits

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Aug 16, 2017 5:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Malware is out there, even for Linux systems. Use these three open-source tools to thoroughly scan your Linux computer for viruses and rootkits.

How to write better error messages

The first time a user encounters an application's documentation, it's not always with the user manual or online help. Often, that first encounter with documentation is an error message. Technical writers should be involved in writing error messages. It's an important, although often overlooked, part of the job. After all, error messages are documentation, albeit documentation that's embedded in the code. read more

How to secure your LAMP server

  • RoseHosting; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on Aug 16, 2017 3:13 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
The LAMP stack which stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB and PHP/Python/Perl is a very popular combination of free and open-source software used to run millions of websites today.

New LibreELEC Kodi Linux distro update arrives

Where Kodi really shines, however, is with Linux. More specifically, the best experience is when the media center is the star of the show. Luckily, there are some Linux distros that exist solely to run Kodi. One such popular distro is LibreELEC -- a fork of OpenELEC.

Setup Dual Boot Linux And Remix OS With GRUB Customizer

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Aug 15, 2017 9:59 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
?Remix OS is a famous android based Linux distro that has gained a wide name since its launch. Almost everyone who loves android and uses Linux distro knows it. I myself use it almost on a daily basis because it helps me to download and use my favorites apps that are available only on Android.

The Internet of Underwater Things: Open Source JANUS Standard for Undersea Communications

  •; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Aug 15, 2017 8:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Linux is found in many AUVs, such as the SeaBED and Bluefin-21, so we wondered if it might be involved in the JANUS, as well. As it turned out, one of the first JANUS acoustic modems was built around Linux code running on a BeagleBone Black.

3 new OpenStack guides

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 15, 2017 6:33 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Cloud; Story Type: News Story
If your job involves doing development or system administration in the cloud, you know how hard it can be to keep up with the quick pace of innovation. OpenStack is just one example of a project with lots of moving parts and a ton of amazing features that operators would benefit from becoming more familiar with. read more

Open comm protocol for AUVs embarks with BeagleBone based modem

NATO’s open source JANUS standard for underwater communications is first appearing in a BeagleBone-based acoustic modem running Linux. Open standards exist for all manner of wireless and terrestrial communications, but so far none has emerged for underwater communications. Below the waves, submarines, autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), and undersea sensor stations use a hodgepodge of incompatible […]

Tips for finding partners open enough to work with you

Imagine I'm working on the front line of an open organization, and I'm committed to following principles like transparency, inclusivity, adaptability, collaboration, community, accountability, and commitment to guide that front-line work. A huge problem comes up. My fellow front-line workers and I can't handle it on our own, so we discuss the problem and decide that one of us has to take it to top management. I'm selected to do that. read more

How to Install PostgreSQL and pgAdmin on FreeBSD 11

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Aug 15, 2017 1:53 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
PostgreSQL or in short Postgres, is an open source Object-Relational Database Management System (ORDBMS). In this tutorial, we will learn how to install PostgreSQL and pgAdmin on FreeBSD 11.

4 ways to find number of CPU-Cores in Linux

In this article we are going to discuss about how to find number of CPU-Cores in Linux. Which will help us to find configuration of server.

Testing in production: Yes, you can (and should)

  • (Posted by bob on Aug 15, 2017 11:24 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I wrote a piece recently about why we are all distributed systems engineers now. To my surprise, lots of people objected to the observation that you have to test large distributed systems in production.  It seems testing in production has gotten a bad rap—despite the fact that we all do it, all the time. Maybe we associate it with cowboy engineering. We hear "testing in production" and assume this means no unit tests, functional tests, or continuous integration. read more

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