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Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Applications 16.12.1 and KDE Frameworks 5.30.0

Only two weeks have passed since the last major update of the Chakra GNU/Linux repositories, which also happened to be the first for 2017, and now users of this distribution can install more up-to-date packages.

Google seeks dev feedback for putting AI on Raspberry Pi

Google will bring its AI and machine learning technology to the Raspberry Pi this year, and has posted a survey seeking input. Google is planning to deliver tools for the Raspberry Pi later this year built around its artificial intelligence and machine learning technology, according to a Raspberry Pi Foundation blog entry. The announcement links […]

SAR – Linux System Performance Monitoring (Check Server Activity Logs Using SAR Command)

SAR stands for System Activity Report is a system monitor command used to report on various system activity, like Average CPU activity, Individual CPU activity, memory used & available, device load, network, etc.

Linux command line navigation tips/tricks 3 - the CDPATH environment variable

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 23, 2017 5:15 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Continuing with our discussion on the command line navigation aspects, in this tutorial, we'll discuss the CDPATH environment variable through easy to understand examples. We'll also discuss some advance details related to this variable.

Rugged, compact IoT gateway runs Linux on Apollo Lake

Axiomtek’s DIN-rail ready “ICO100-839” IoT controller offers an Atom x5-E3930, 8-bit DIO, mini-PCIe, mSATA, extended temp support, and a compact footprint. The ICO100-839 is one of the first embedded computers to use Intel’s recent “Apollo Lake” generation of 14nm-fabricated Atom SoCs. Like the Advantech UTX-3117, the fanless ICO100-839 is referred to as an IoT gateway, […]

Unpicking the community leader

Today is Community Manager Appreciation Day. Now, I have to admit, I don't usually partake in the day all that much. The skeptic in me thinks doing so could be a little self-indulgent and the optimist thinks that we should appreciate great community leaders every day, not merely one day a year. Regardless, in respect of the occasion, I want to delve a little into why I think this work is so important, particularly in the way it empowers people from all walks of life. read more

Multi-Cloud Mesos at Adobe

Building your IT infrastructure is often a complicated dance of negotiating conflicting needs. Engineers have ideas of cool things they want to build. Operations wants stability, security, easy maintenance, and scalability. Users wants things to work with no backtalk. In his talk at MesosCon Asia 2016, Frans van Rooyen of Adobe shares his team's experiences with adapting Apache Mesos and Apache DC/OS to support deploying infrastructure to multiple diverse clouds.

Shell scripting: An introduction to the shift method and custom functions

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 23, 2017 12:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In Getting started with shell scripting, I covered the basics of shell scripting by creating a pretty handy "despacer" script to remove bothersome spaces from file names. Now I'll expand that idea to an application that can swap out other characters, too. This introduces the shift method of parsing options as well as creating custom functions. read more

UbuCon Summit at SCALE 15x to Take Place March 2-3 in Pasadena, California

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jan 23, 2017 11:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu project member Nathan Haines is announcing that the next UbuCon Summit conference takes place this spring, between March 2 and March 3, in Pasadena, California, USA, during the SCALE 15x event.

Python and successive approximation

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 23, 2017 9:55 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
I was doing some work in the yard and I wanted to know the smallest circle that would fit around a 4x6 inch post. Of course, just as a 2x4 is not 2 inches by 4 inches, a 4x6 post (what they call its "nominal" dimensions) is actually 3.5 inches by 5.5 inches, so this smallest circle has as its diameter the diagonal of that 3.5x5.5-inch rectangle. Pythagoras tells us that will be the square root of the sum of 3.5 squared and 5.5 squared. At the time, I only had my cell phone, which has a calculator with only basic math operations, so how do you get the square root of 42.5? read more

Snowden's favoured secure email provider Lavabit reboots

Levison said the new version of Lavabit would be built around the Dark Internet Mail Environment (DIME) end-to-end encryption standard that he developed thanks to Kickstarter crowdfunding. DIME provides automated and federated encryption capabilities and is designed to work with different service providers, Levison said.

Linus Torvalds Announces Fifth Linux 4.10 Kernel RC, Everything Looks Nominal

Another week, another Release Candidate (RC) version of the upcoming Linux 4.10 kernel has been announced on a Sunday evening by Linus Torvalds, the fifth in the series.

Oracle lays off more than 1,000 employees

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Jan 23, 2017 4:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Oracle
Oracle is firing numerous employees, mostly from its hardware SPARC division. SPARC, and its Unix-based Solaris operating system, appear to be done.

Arch Anywhere ISO Lets You Install a Fully Custom Arch Linux System in Minutes

Meet Arch Anywhere, a new open-source project created by developer Dylan Schacht to help Arch Linux newcomers install the powerful and modern Linux-based operating system on their personal computers, or a virtual machine.

Google Infrastructure Security Design Overview

This document gives an overview of how security is designed into Google's technical infrastructure. This global scale infrastructure is designed to provide security through the entire information processing lifecycle at Google.

Wine 2.0 Gets One More Release Candidate, FIFA 2000 Demo Crash Has Been Patched

The Wine 2.0 development cycle is not yet over, and, today, we see the release of another development release, the sixth in the series, which comes exactly one week after the previous one.

Canonical launches Ubuntu Tutorials

  • beta news; By Brian Fagioli (Posted by bob on Jan 22, 2017 5:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Linux is arguably the most successful open source project in all of history. The success of the kernel -- and operating systems that use it -- are not due to any one man or woman. Actually, the achievements are thanks to the Linux community. In other words, it is a team effort -- developers, users, and more.

5 Highly Promising Terminal Emulators

The terminal emulator is a venerable but essential tool for computer users. The reason why Linux offers so much power is due to the command line. The Linux shell can do so much, and this power can be accessed on the desktop by using a terminal emulator. There are so many available for Linux that the choice is bewildering.

4 Common Open Source License Compliance Failures and How to Avoid Them

  • Linux.com; By Ibrahim Haddad (Posted by bob on Jan 22, 2017 10:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Companies or organizations that don’t have a strong open source compliance program often suffer from errors and limitations in processes throughout the software development cycle that can lead to open source compliance failures.

Appreciating how far Linux gaming has actually come in the past few years

  • GamingOnLinux; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Jan 22, 2017 6:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Games
During the livestream I did last night I had one of those moments where you fully appreciate how far Linux gaming has come.

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