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MS-DOS variant PC-MOS/386 reborn as open source

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Oct 24, 2017 2:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Want a blast from your floppy disk past? PC-MOS/386, a 30-year-old MS-DOS clone operating system, is back as open source.

PC/104-Plus SBC runs Linux on a Vortex86DX3

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Oct 24, 2017 1:38 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
WinSystems has launched a rugged “PPM-C412” PC/104-Plus SBC with a dual-core Vortex86DX3, dual LAN ports, and -40 to 85°C and dual display support. The PPM-C412 is being promoted by Arlington, Texas based WinSystems as an upgrade path for users of the circa-2009 PPM-LX800, a PC/104-Plus SBC with a 500MHz AMD Geode LX800 processor much like […]

How to Encode Data From Python To JSON

JSON is the universal format for passing data between programs and/or languages, especially on the web. Python has excellent built-in support for converting data from a Python program into JSON for another program to use.

RaspAnd Brings Android 7.1.2 Nougat to Your Raspberry Pi 3 with GAPPS, Kodi 18.0

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton announced the release of a new build of his commercial RasnAnd project that lets users run Google's Android mobile operating system on their Raspberry Pi 3 single-board computers.

Processors – Everything You Need to Know

  • TheITstuff.com; By Rishabh (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 23, 2017 9:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Our digital devices like Phones, Computers and laptops have grown to become so sophisticated, that they are no longer just devices, they have evolved to become a part of us.

Protect Your Android Phone With OpenVPN In 10 Minutes

  • https://bash-prompt.net/guides/android-openvpn/; By Elliot Cooper (Posted by ElliotCooper on Oct 23, 2017 8:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Android
This guide shows you how to install, configure and connect your Android phone to your own OpenVPN server in 10 minutes.

5 Most Beautiful Linux Desktop Environments

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 23, 2017 6:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
When it comes to choosing a Linux distro, one thing that influences the choices of many is the desktop environment that comes with the distros. As such, many distros provide variants with different desktop environments to cater for the specific needs of users. Some desktop environments are preferred because of their stability, or their familiarity and many others are popular because of their aesthetics. So today I present some 5 very beautiful desktop environments that you can choose from. So let’s take a look.

How to explain Kubernetes in plain English

Guidance on how to explain Kubernetes and orchestration in plain terms that people can at least begin to understand.

How to use WordPress as a static site generator and host it on S3

There is a way to host a WordPress site on AWS that is secure, fast, cost-effective and can be setup by simply following the instructions in this blog post!

Best Alternatives To Photoshop On Linux

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 23, 2017 3:14 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
You need an image editing software and you do not yet feel ready to buy a Photoshop license. Besides the online retouching sites, there are also free alternatives adapted for each use of the famous Adobe software that will allow you to tinker with the pixel at a lower cost.

How to Monitor and Detect Modified Files using Tripwire IDS on Ubuntu 16.04

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Oct 23, 2017 2:00 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Tripwire is a free and open source Intrusion Detection System (IDS). It's a security tool for monitoring and alerting file changes on the system. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure Tripwire Host Based IDS on Ubuntu 16.04. We will also show you how to configure tripwire to monitor and detect modified files on the system.

More ways to examine network connections on Linux

  • Network World; By Sandra Henry-Stocker (Posted by MLD67 on Oct 23, 2017 12:46 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Several commands can help you see what's up with your network on Linux systems, including ip, ethtool, traceroute, tcptraceroute, and tcpdump.

GIMP, More Awesome Than I Remember

For what seems like decades, GIMP (Graphic Image Manipulation Program) has been the de facto standard image editor for Linux. It works well, has many features, and it even supports scripting. I always have found it a bit clumsy, however, and I preferred using something else for day-to-day work.

5 ways to invigorate education with Raspberry Pi

  • Opensource.com; By Don Watkins (Posted by bob on Oct 23, 2017 10:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Raspberry Pi
A couple of years ago, I was talking to PayPal senior director of software development Harper Reed at All Things Open in Raleigh, N.C., when he suggested that the best way to invigorate education would be to purchase Raspberry Pis en masse and put them in public libraries.

Updated Settings Application in Fedora 27 Workstation

Fedora 27 Workstation is slated for release later in the year, and it ships with version 3.26 of GNOME. One of the awesome changes from upstream GNOME that is shipping in Fedora 27 is the re-designed Settings application.

A look at Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark

  • ghacks.net; By Mike Turcotte (Posted by bob on Oct 23, 2017 7:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Overall, I’d still say if you’re a fan of GNOME, or Ubuntu, it’s at least worth a look, maybe you’ll love it.

openSUSE Tumbleweed Linux OS Patched Against WPA2 KRACK Bug, GCC 6 Now Removed

If you're using the openSUSE Tumbleweed operating system, you should know that one of the latest snapshots removed the GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 6 packages from the default install and patched it against the WPA2 KRACK security vulnerability.

Nextcloud to be available on 'free' smartphone

  • iTWire; By Sam Varghese (Posted by bob on Oct 23, 2017 2:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
Purism, a company that has successfully raised money to build the first smartphone that uses free software, has said it will be partnering with file sync and share solution company Nextcloud to build encrypted storage products and services.

Party Like It's 1987 - PC-MOS/386 Goes Open Source

PC-MOS was a multi-user operating system that, like DR-DOS and others, competed with Microsoft's MS-DOS before eventually disappearing at the Redmond juggernaut crushed almost all its competition. Now, Roeland Jansen, Gary Robertson and Rod Roark have put the operating system onto GitHub as an open source project so we can all mess with its source code.

Lubuntu Next 17.10 Rolls Out to Early Adopters with LXQt 0.11.1 Desktop

Lubuntu team announced the release and immediate availability for download of Lubuntu 17.10 and Lubuntu Next 17.10 distributions as part of the Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system.

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