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Linux Action Show to End Eleven Year Run at LFNW

Six more episodes before the popular Linux podcast, Linux Action Show, ends its nearly 11 year run in a live broadcast from LinuxFest Northwest.

How to build a smog sensor with a ESP8266 microcontroller

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 28, 2017 6:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Stuttgart, Germany has, like many other cities, a smog problem—even if it may be less severe than in other cities. The European Union has defined a threshold of on average 50 micrograms of dust particles per cubic meter in a 24-hour window of air to be allowed for a maximum of 35 days a year. For the last few years, actual values have been much higher for more than 35 days. There are governmental stations that measure the air pollution, but they can’t be everywhere for obvious reasons. read more

Linux Commands - Overview and Examples

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 28, 2017 4:47 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The command line is one of the most powerful features of Linux. There exists a sea of Linux command line tools, allowing you to do almost everything you can think of doing on your Linux PC. However, this usually creates a problem: with so many commands available to use, you don't know where and how to start learning them, especially when you are beginner.

Classifier – A Tool to Organize Files in Your Directory Instantly

Classifier is a simple python script which helps us to organize the files in standard directory automatically.

Monday Witness: It's Time to Reconize a Civil Right Not to be Connected

Along with death and taxes, two things appear inevitable. The first is that wireless connectivity will not only be built into everything we can imagine, but into everything we can't as well. The buyer should have the right to decide whether to be connected or not.

Slaying Monoliths at Netflix with Node.js

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Paul Brown (Posted by bob on Mar 28, 2017 12:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The growing number of Netflix subscribers -- nearing 85 million at the time of this Node.js Interactive talk -- has generated a number of scaling challenges for the company. In his talk, Yunong Xiao, Principal Software Engineer at Netflix, describes these challenges and explains how the company went from delivering content to a global audience on an ever-growing number of platforms, to supporting all modern browsers, gaming consoles, smart TVs, and beyond. He also looks at how this led to radically modifying their delivery framework to make it more flexible and resilient.

Grasp R Programming with Open-Source Books

The R language (and open-source software) is the de facto standard among statisticians for the development of statistical software, and is widely used for statistical software development and data analysis. R is a modern implementation of S, one of several statistical programming languages designed at Bell Laboratories.

Linux Action Show ends after 10-year run

  • Network World; By Bryan Lunduke (Posted by MLD67 on Mar 28, 2017 10:09 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Community
With Jupiter Broadcasting’s announcement that it is shutting down the Linux Action Show podcast, Bryan Lunduke, who co-created the show, looks back at its origin and its impact.

FreeRTOS-based remote I/O module links to IBM Bluemix and Watson IoT

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Mar 28, 2017 8:50 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Artila’s “RIO-2010BM” remote digital I/O device runs FreeRTOS on a Cortex-M3, offers isolated inputs, and supports IBM’s Bluemix and Watson IoT platforms. Like Artila Electronics’ RIO-2015PG, the RIO-2010BM is a remote I/O module that runs FreeRTOS on an MCU, and offers isolated digital I/O. The device is designed specifically for transmitting Modbus/TCP remote data to […]

GnuCash 2.6.16 Free Accounting Software Adds HiDPI Improvements, Bug Fixes

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 28, 2017 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The development team behind the GnuCash open-source and cross-platform accounting software announced the release and immediate availability of the sixteenth maintenance update to the 2.6 stable series.

Symfony 3 - A clear and concise set of tutorials

Symfony is a open source professional PHP framework for creating web projects and this set of tutorials will equip you with the skills you would need to create high quality, easy to maintain web apps from start to finish.

It is practical taking you from zero (environment setup using a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 or Docker to get started quickly) to finish building a web site for a freelancer with a blog and contact form. First covering all of the core concepts that make up a project and then restructuring the code to be maintainable.

How to Calculate Flash Storage TCO

Across a wide range of consumer devices, from cameras to smartphones to laptops, flash storage has become the de facto standard for digital data storage.

pvcreate error: Device /dev/xyz not found (or ignored by filtering).

Solution for pvcreate error: Device /dev/xyz not found (or ignored by filtering). Troubleshooting steps and resolution for this error.

Linux Kernels 4.10.6, 4.9.18 LTS and 4.4.57 LTS Released with Updated Drivers

Greg Kroah-Hartman announced today the general availability of new maintenance update for the long-term supported Linux 4.4 and 4.9 kernel series, as well as the latest Linux 4.10 kernel.

Four Things a New Linux User Should Know

When you move from "that other operating system" to Linux, you're going to find that in most ways you'll be in familiar territory. However, that's not always the case. We sometimes do things a little differently around here.

ARM boosts Big.Little with DynamIQ, and launches Linux dev kit

ARM unveiled a more flexible version of its Big.Little multi-core scheme called DynamIQ, and launched an Embedded Linux Education Kit based on the Udoo Neo. ARM Ltd. announced a more advanced version of its Big.Little heterogeneous multi-processing technology for balancing core loads on multi-core Cortex-A SoCs.

PeaZip 6.4 Open-Source Archiver Brings Support for P7ZIP 16.02, Tabbed Browsing

The development team behind the open-source and multi-platform PeaZip archiver manager utility announced the release of PeaZip 6.4.0, an important update that brings new features and lots of improvements.

Non-Linux FOSS: Don't Drink the Apple Kool-Aid; Brew Your Own!

Some tools that I use on the command line are so basic and so ingrained in my day-to-day actions that it's weird when they're not available. This often happens to me on OS X. I love that OS X has UNIX underpinnings. I love that the terminal window is a real terminal window and works like a terminal window should work.

8 Practical Examples of Linux Xargs Command for Beginners

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 27, 2017 7:35 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The Linux xargs command may not be a hugely popular command line tool, but this doesn't take away the fact that it's extremely useful, especially when combined with other commands like find and grep. If you are new to xargs, and want to understand its usage, you'll be glad to know that's exactly what we'll be doing here.

Skylake industrial PC is tray cool

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Mar 27, 2017 6:16 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel; Story Type: News Story
Janz Tec’s “Falcon Active” gives you a choice of Mini-ITX SBCs based on 6th Gen Core CPUs, and offers optimized cooling and optional hot-swap SATA. Janz Tec announced an industrial PC due in the second quarter that provides a choice of Mini-ITX mainboards running Intel’s 6th Generation “Skylake” or 7th Gen (“Kaby Lake”) Core processors. […]

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