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Atari are launching a new gaming system, the 'Ataribox' and it runs Linux

  • GamingOnLinux.com; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Sep 26, 2017 8:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Another Linux-based gaming system is coming, this time from Atari. The Ataribox will run on an AMD processor and it sounds quite interesting.

How strong are your programming skills?

Everybody's a critic, but today, we're asking you to evaluate yourself. How sharp are your programming skills? In the world of open source programming, you'll readily find people of all different skill levels. In fact, that's one of the best parts about it—beginners can gain valuable experience, while more seasoned developers have the opportunity to give back in the form of not only code, but mentorship as well. In a healthy project community, having contributors who span a spectrum of ability levels isn't a bug, it's a feature. read more

Facebook Relents on React.js License Issue

So, what happened to bring about the abrupt change of heart? It appears as if the popular content management platform WordPress happened.

Arduino unveils tiny, battery powered MKR boards for LoRa and 3G

Arduino launched two 67.6 x 25mm boards for wireless IoT nodes based on Atmel’s SAM D21 MCU: The MKR WAN 1300 offers LoRa, and the MKR GSM 1400 provides 3G. At the Maker Faire in New York this weekend, Arduino unveiled two new “MKR” IoT boards with the same 32-bit, Cortex-M0+ based Microchip/Atmel ATSAMD21 MCU used by last December’s MKRZero.

Linus Torvalds Announces the Second Release Candidate of Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS

Development of the Linux 4.14 kernel series continues with the second Release Candidate (RC) milestone, which Linus Torvalds himself announces this past weekend. The update brings more updated drivers and various improvements.

After Microsoft calls out HP Inc over stalled Windows 10 logins, HP bounces back with a fix

  • The Register; By Andrew Silver (Posted by bob on Sep 26, 2017 12:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: HP, Microsoft
Shove this tool into your PC if it's getting stuck during startup. After enduring roughly two weeks of complaints, HP Inc has today produced a fix for folks struggling with blank screens on their computers.…

GNOME and KDE Join Librem 5 Linux Smartphone Party

Purism is making a true Linux smartphone called Librem 5. KDE and GNOME have just lent their support for Librem 5.

$17 Raspberry Pi HAT features 8-channel ADC

A Raspberry Pi HAT called the “8-channel ADC Board” provides a 10-bit ADC with 8x channels split into voltage divider and zero-ohm jumper configurations. Burgessworld Custom Electronics has gone to Tindie to sell an “8-Channel ADC Board” Raspberry Pi HAT for $17.

Nine reasons to use Fedora Modules for your container images

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Sep 25, 2017 9:15 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
Since Boltron is out and the team is working hard on Fedora 27 modular server, we could start talking more about what it all means. One of the aspects our team is interested in is utilizing modules in container images.... Continue Reading →

A Quick Review Of Parabola Linux Distribution

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Samuel (Posted by MohdSohail on Sep 25, 2017 8:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
?There is free software and then there is software that is entirely free as in freedom (libre). These distros are ready-to-use full systems whose developers have followed the Guidelines for Free Systems Distribution as put forward by the Free Software Foundation.

4 ways to have multiple blog pages with WordPress

  • Wesharethis; By Buzut (Posted by Horla on Sep 25, 2017 6:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
WordPress is a great blog engine, better, it is even a full CMS. The proof ? It propels the vast majority of self-hosted blogs (well in front of drupal, joomla etc) and is behind hundreds of sites: blogs, information sites, shop windows, ecommerces …

SUSE Linux turns 25: From business distro leader to cloud power

SUSE, one of the oldest Linux and open-source businesses, celebrated its 25th birthday while setting its eyes on its future in the cloud and software-defined infrastructure.

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Using machine learning to name colors

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 25, 2017 4:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
On a recent trip to Michigan, my friend Tim Sosa mentioned a blog post he read in which the author, Janelle Shane, describes how she built a neural network that generates color names from RGB values. I thought the idea was really neat, but I found the results underwhelming. read more

Linux Free Command Explained for Beginners (6 Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Sep 25, 2017 3:04 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Sometimes, while working on the command line in Linux, you might want to quickly take a look at the total available as well as used memory in the system. If you're a Linux newbie, you'll be glad to know there exists a built-in command - dubbed free - that displays this kind of information. In this tutorial, we will discuss the basics of the free command as well as some of the important features it provides.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-2 Rolls Out for Ubuntu Phones, Including Nexus 4 & Nexus 7 2013

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Sep 25, 2017 1:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
The UBports community has released this past weekend the second OTA (Over-the-Air) update to supported Ubuntu Phone devices, bringing support for some old devices that were requested by the community, as well as a set of new features.

Advanced image viewing tricks with ImageMagick

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 25, 2017 12:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In my introduction to ImageMagick, I showed how to use the application's menus to edit and add effects to your images. In this follow-up, I'll show additional ways to use this open source image editor to view your images. read more

10 Tips For First Time Linux Users

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Ryen Abdul Hakeem (Posted by MohdSohail on Sep 25, 2017 11:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
?New to Linux? Never fear, a superior operating system is here! You’ll go from asking everyone for help to re-compiling your own kernel in no time! (Relevant XKCD). Here are some tips for you newcomers on acclimating yourself with the realm of Linux:

14 Methods To Check Number Of CPU Cores On Linux

Did you know, how to check number of CPU cores in Linux?

Packet radio lives on through open source software

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 25, 2017 8:09 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Packet radio is an amateur radio technology from the early 1980s that sends data between computers. Linux has natively supported the packet radio protocol, more formally known as AX.25, since 1993. Despite its age, amateur radio operators continue to use and develop packet radio today. A Linux packet station can be used for mail, chat, and TCP/IP. It also has some unique capabilities, such as tracking the positions of nearby stations or sending short messages via the International Space Station (ISS). read more

Microsoft’s Linux enthusiasm may not help open source

Microsoft has been hitting the headlines lately with its enthusiasm for Linux – but Open Source's messiah Richard Stallman is less than impressed.

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