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Kubuntu 16.10 Finally Gets a Public Release, Beta 2 Uses KDE Plasma 5.7 Desktop

Earlier today, Canonical announced the release of Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Final Beta, which is also the Beta 2 snapshot for some of the opt-in flavors, including Kubuntu.

Expandable, outdoor IoT gateway runs Android on i.MX6

VIA’s “Artigo A830” IoT gateway runs Android on an i.MX6 DualLite SoC and offers HDMI, GbE, microSD, numerous serial and USB ports, plus -20 to 60° operation. As the name suggests, the VIA Technologies Artigo A830 Streetwise IoT Platform is designed for outdoor Internet of Things gateway applications.

Ericsson: The Journey to a DevOps Future in SDN

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Greg Whelan (Posted by bob on Sep 28, 2016 9:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community, Linux
There are big transformations going on in the world today that are driving rapid changes to the business of networks, said Santiago Rodriguez, VP of Engineering and head of the product development unit SDN & Policy Control at Ericsson, in his keynote Tuesday at OpenDaylight Summit.

Bitcoin on Amazon! Sort of...

I was a Bitcoin fan before it was popular. That means I had thousands of Bitcoins. It also means I sold my thousands of Bitcoins for less than $1 each. Still, the technology fascinates me, and although cryptocurrencies have risen and fallen, I'm still a fan.

Firefox's Test Pilot Program Launches Three New Experimental Features

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Sep 28, 2016 7:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
Earlier this year we launched our first set of experiments for Test Pilot, a program designed to give you access to experimental Firefox features that are in the early stages of development. We’ve been delighted to see so many of … Continue reading

Tiny, open, $18 quad-core SBC has WiFi, BT, eMMC, microSD

  • HackerBoards (Posted by bob on Sep 28, 2016 6:22 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu; Story Type: News Story
FriendlyARM’s 40 x 40mm “NanoPi Neo Air” hacker SBC runs Ubuntu Core on an Allwinner H3 with 8GB eMMC, WiFi, BT, a DVP cam connector, and a microSD slot. The NanoPi Neo Air is a respin of the astonishingly affordable, $8 NanoPi Neo that shipped in July, and has the same 40 x 40mm dimensions […]

Use shortcuts for faster web browsing

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Sep 28, 2016 5:25 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
The web browser has become the most important software on most users’ computers. You probably use your web browser for entertainment, work, learning, and other purposes. Therefore you can make your life easier by using it efficiently. Here are some tips for keyboard shortcuts that will save you time and... Continue Reading →

Open Source Projects Must Work Together to Survive

  • Linux.com - Original Content (Posted by bob on Sep 28, 2016 4:28 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Open source software is in danger of being beaten at its own game by upstart services that are tightly integrated, less complex, and easier to use. That message was at the heart of the cautionary tale told by Stephen O’Grady in his keynote at this year’s ApacheCon North America in May.

Asian Penguins turn failed program into a Linux success

Stu Keroff will be speaking at All Things Open in Raleigh this year.  The Community School of Excellence (CSE) Asian Penguins are the world's first and only Linux user group based in a Hmong charter school. A failed Windows laptop program at the school was turned by the Asian Penguins into a Linux success. read more

Choosing the right metrics for your project

Last month we discussed setting goals for your community metrics program. These goals serve as a constant reminder of what you want to achieve in the program and should be used as metrics themselves when deciding exactly what you are going to measure. This month we'll document a basic strategy for deciding what to measure, and give examples of specific community metrics we've used in practice. Using our knowledge of our community and the goals we previously came up with, we'll make sure the metrics we choose are relevant. read more

How to install and use KDEConnect on Ubuntu 16.04LTS

In this article, we will discuss one such application - dubbed KDEConnect - that connects your Android or BlackBerry phone to your Linux computer. Suppose you are working on your computer and your phone rings. You pick it up and see that there's a spam SMS. You just ignore it. After some time, the phone rings again. You again pick it up only to see another spam SMS. And this goes on, until you choose not get distracted while you are working.

How to install & configure Jenkins on CentOS/RHEL/Fedora/openSUSE

Jenkins is a self-contained Java-based program, ready to run out-of-the-box, with 1000 of plugins to support building, deploying and automating any project.

10 tips for DIY IoT home automation

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Sep 28, 2016 11:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
We live in an exciting time. Everyday more things become Internet-connected things. They have sensors and can communicate with other things, and help us perform tasks like never before. Especially at home. read more

7 Ways Linux Users Differ from Windows Users

To casual users, one person at a keyboard looks much the same as any other. Watch for a while, however, and the differences start to emerge -- and whether they are using Linux or Windows is the least of them.

Linux and Open Source Hardware for IoT

Most of the new 21 open source software projects for IoT that we examined last week listed Linux hacker boards as their prime development platforms. This week, we’ll look at open source and developer-friendly Linux hardware for building Internet of Things devices, from simple microcontroller-based technology to Linux-based boards.

Unsafe at any clock speed: Linux kernel security needs a rethink

The Linux kernel today faces an unprecedented safety crisis. Much like when Ralph Nader famously told the American public that their cars were "unsafe at any speed" back in 1965, numerous security developers told the 2016 Linux Security Summit in Toronto that the operating system needs a total rethink to keep it fit for purpose.

Linux and open source hardware for building IoT devices

This guide to open source and developer-friendly hardware for IoT device development ranges from simple MCU-based modules to powerful Linux-based SBCs. ? ? An Open Source Perspective on the Internet of Things Part 3: Linux and Open Source Hardware for IoT ? Most of the 21 open source software projects for IoT that we examined […]

TripleO deployment of 'master' branch via instack-virt-setup on VIRTHOST (2)

Upstream gets close to Newton Release , bugs scheduled for RC2 went away. Following bellow is a clean and smoothly running procedure of Overcloud deployment TripleO Master branch via instack-virt-setup on 32 GB VIRTHOST Network isolation in overcloud is pre-configured on instack (undercloud )

The Linux Setup - Daniel Foré, elementary OS

  • My Linux Rig; By Steven Ovadia (Posted by steveov on Sep 28, 2016 5:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
An interview with the project lead of elementary OS about his favorite software.

EFF calls on HP to disable printer ink self-destruct sequence

"The software update that prevented the use of third-party ink was reportedly distributed in March, but this anti-feature itself wasn't activated until September," EFF Special Advisor Cory Doctorow wrote in a letter to HP Inc. CEO Dion Weisler. "That means that HP knew, for at least six months, that some of its customers were buying your products because they believed they were compatible with any manufacturer's ink, while you had already planted a countdown timer in their property that would take this feature away.

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