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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.

Using certbot to secure your personal site

  • https://www.donaldmcintosh.net/blog/certbot; By Donald McIntosh (Posted by ahab on Feb 23, 2017 3:51 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Security, Tutorial; Groups: Apache
Introducing an amazing simple command line tool called certbot that generates a trusted SSL certificate for your personal website.

Open Source Networking: Disruptive Innovation Ready for Prime Time

  • Linux.com; By Greg Whelan (Posted by bob on Feb 23, 2017 2:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Innovations are much more interesting than inventions.  The “laser” is a classic invention and “FedEx” is a classic innovation.  Successful innovation disrupts entire industries and ecosystems as we’ve seen with Uber, AirBnB, and Amazon to name just a few.   The entire global telecommunication industry is at the dawn of a new era of innovation.  Innovations should be the rising tide in which everybody wins except what’s referred to as “laggards.”   Who are the laggards going to be in this new era of open communications?  You don’t want to be one.

How does the PocketCHIP compare to the Raspberry Pi?

When the Raspberry Pi hit the tech scene, it made a huge impact. It wasn't the first tiny computer, by any means—the Chumby, the PogoPlug, and other hackable systems on chips preceded it—but there hadn't been anything quite so intentionally open and affordable as the Pi. You didn't have to hack the Pi, you just put an OS on an SD card, booted, and you were running an open source computer. The computer you were running only used a dozen watts of power, and it wasn't encased in a bulky plastic body that would end up in the landfill when you decided to upgrade. read more

3 mind mapping tools in Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Feb 23, 2017 12:25 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
In a previous Magazine article, we covered tracking your time and tasks. In that article we mentioned some mind mapping tools. Now we’ll cover three mind mapping apps you can use in Fedora. You can use these tools to generate and manipulate maps that show... Continue Reading →

How to perform pattern search in files using Grep

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Feb 23, 2017 11:16 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
This article focuses on some advanced features of the grep command like case insensitive search, displaying certain non-matched lines with line containing matched string, print matched strings in grep, and to display the position of a match in grep.

New OpenStack Ocata stabilizes popular open-source cloud

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Feb 23, 2017 10:08 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Instead of new features, this latest OpenStack release focuses on improving stability and performance.

Vanguard CIO: Why we’re on a journey to evolve to a microservices architecture

  • https://enterprisersproject.com; By John Marcante, CIO, Vanguard (Posted by crudder on Feb 23, 2017 8:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Why Vanguard is evolving its legacy monolithic applications to a microservices-style architecture

ReactOS 0.5 Open Source Windows-Compatible OS to Offer Windows Vista-Like Style

ReactOS 0.4.4 arrived last week as the latest maintenance update to the stable 0.4 series of the open source Windows-compatible operating system, bringing better rendering for many applications and initial printing support.

Tiny, rugged, fanless mini-PC runs Linux on quad-core Bay Trail

ADL Embedded Solutions unveiled a tiny rugged mini-PC with quad- or dual-core Atom E3800 SoCs, HD video, 2x GbE, wide DC input, and -40 to 70°C temps. A couple of months ago, San Diego-based ADL Embedded Solutions unveiled a compact ADLE3800SEC single-board computer, featuring quad- and dual-core Atom E3800 processors.......

SnoozeTabs and Pulse: New Experiments Coming to Firefox Test Pilot

Since launching the new Firefox Test Pilot program in May 2016, we’ve debuted several experiments with the goal of finding browser features that users love and incorporating them into future versions of Firefox. Today, we’re continuing our efforts toward creating a more modern and better performing Firefox with two new Test Pilot experiments.

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