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Open Source Hardware: From SBCs to Servers

When you mention open source hardware, people typically think about community-backed hacker boards. However, the open hardware movement is growing on many fronts, including medical devices, rocketry and satellites, 3D printers, cameras, VR gear, and even laptops and servers.

Top 3 machine learning libraries for Python

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 24, 2017 1:34 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Python; Story Type: News Story
You don't have to be a data scientist to be fascinated by the world of machine learning, but a few travel guides might help you navigate the vast universe that also includes big data, artificial intelligence, and deep learning, along with a large dose of statistics and analytics. read more

The Secure Linux OS - Tails

Some people worry a lot about security issues. Anyone can worry about their personal information, such as credit card numbers, on the Internet. They can also be concerned with someone monitoring their activity on the Internet, such as the websites they visit. To help ease these frustrations about the Internet anyone can use the Internet without having to “look over their shoulder”.

An Introduction to Vim for Sysadmins

  • Linux.com; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Feb 24, 2017 11:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Why, you ask, should anyone care about Vim? It's complex, it's so old it's a fossil, and you like Kate/Leafpad/Geany/Gedit/Nano/Jed/Lime/Emacs/what-have-you, and the Linux world is cram-full of great text editors, so why bother with Vim?

How Ironic: Harman Kardon’s Microsoft Cortana Speaker Is Powered by Linux

And since Cortana is the key feature of this little device, it only makes sense for Harman Kardon to turn to Windows 10 to power the device. And yet, it looks like the so-called Harman Kardon is actually running Linux.

Eleven-year-old root flaw found and patched in the Linux kernel

Linux system administrators should be on the watch for kernel updates because they fix a local privilege escalation flaw that could lead to a full system compromise.

Using Open Source Software to Speed Development and Gain Business Advantage

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Greg Olsen (Posted by bob on Feb 24, 2017 7:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community, Linux
There are many compelling reasons to use Open Source Software (OSS), all of which add up to a competitive advantage for the organization.

Grasp Perl with Open-Source Books

Programming is about solving problems and good communication. But before code is written, you need to know how to solve the problem. Breaking the problem into component parts assists in the process. And being able to model the problem so that it’s easy to implement and test also helps. Combine this with a solid understanding of the programming language itself – a good programming book contributes to all aspects of problem solving. Perl has the virtue it can solve a problems in a few lines of code.

3 Security Features to Consider When Choosing a Linux Workstation

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Konstantin Ryabitsev (Posted by bob on Feb 24, 2017 5:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial, Security; Groups: Linux
Learn how to work from anywhere and keep your data, identity, and sanity. If your systems administrators are remote workers, you may wish to establish a set of guidelines to help ensure that their workstations pass core security requirements. This will help reduce the risk that they become attack vectors against the rest of your IT infrastructure.

Ktube – A Powerful Media Downloader App to Download & Watch YouTube Videos and others

Ktube is a Media Downloader App was created by Keshav Bhatt after Successor of his previous media downloader called Ultimate-Media-Downloader.

How to install Arch Linux on VirtualBox

Arch Linux is a Linux-based operating system that is designed for i689 and 86-64 computers. Arch Linux is also popular for having a comprehensive documentation in form of the community wiki known as ArchWiki. This Linux operating system is based on binary packages that are targeted for i832, 64-bit, and 32-bit systems and optimized for the best performance on the modern hardware systems.

Recent open source hardware trends, from SBCs to servers

At ELC Europe, Intel MinnowBoard SBC evangelist John Hawley surveyed open hardware trends, and their impact on OS-enabled device and system development. When you mention open source hardware, people typically think about community-backed hacker boards. However, the open hardware movement is growing on many fronts, including medical devices, rocketry and satellites, 3D printers, cameras, ..........

MirageOS Unikernel Effort Moves Forward

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Feb 24, 2017 1:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud, Linux
Linux Foundation backed Xen Project helps to advance the state of MirageOS unikernel operating system with a new release that now supports the KVM hypervisor

Storj introduces a distributed blockchain-protected cloud storage service

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Feb 23, 2017 11:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Would you believe in a safe peer-to-peer cloud storage solution? Storj Labs thinks you will with their blockchain-protected, open-source service.

Linux Kernels 4.9.12 and 4.4.51 Now Available with Small Changes, Updated Drivers

Greg Kroah-Hartman announced today the general availability of two new maintenance updates for the long-term supported Linux 4.9 and Linux 4.4 kernel updates for Linux-based operating systems.

10 command-line tools for data analysis in Linux

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 23, 2017 9:34 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
So you've landed on some data you want to analyze. Where do you begin? Many people used to working in a graphical environment might default to using a spreadsheet tool, but there's another way that might prove to be faster and more efficient, with just a little more effort. And you don't need to become an expert in a statistical modeling language or a big data toolset to take advantage of these tools. read more

Test WordPress Logins With Hydra on Kali Linux

There are web forms all over the Internet. Even sites that don't usually allow regular users to log in probably have an admin area. It's important when running and deploying a site to make sure that the passwords gating access to sensitive controls and admin panels are as secure as possible.

Sending Email via PHP in CentOS 7 using Sendmail

  • Fasterland.net; By Francesco Mondello (Posted by Faster3ck on Feb 23, 2017 7:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
If you are running a web server, you may encounter the need of sending emails using your PHP application. WordPress blogs (or CMS) need a simple program called "sendmail" in order to send emails.

Are textbooks in or out? The state of open educational resources

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Feb 23, 2017 6:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open education is a hot topic in both the K-12 and higher education spaces due to a number of factors, including the desire to make education more affordable. read more

Machine Learning Everywhere

The field of statistics typically has had a bad reputation. It's seen as difficult, boring and even a bit useless. Many of my friends had to take statistics courses in graduate school, so that they could analyze and report on their research. To many of them, the classes were a form of nerdy, boring torture.

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