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Cloudera’s IPO is overshadowed by a rival it won’t mention

  •; By Arik Hesseldahl (Posted by abennett on Apr 28, 2017 5:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Big data's poster child is selling itself to investors as a machine learning company, but is really still in the Hadoop business just like Hortonworks, the competitor it would like to ignore.

GStreamer 1.12 Just Around the Corner, Second Release Candidate Adds Final Touches

The development cycle of the GStreamer 1.12 open-source and cross-platform multimedia framework continues today with the second and probably the last Release Candidate before the final release.

Rugged, Linux-friendly module taps Apollo Lake

Axiomtek’s “CEM313” COM Express Compact module runs on Intel Apollo Lake, and offers -20 to 70°C support, vibration resistance, and an optional carrier. The CEM313 is Axiomtek’s first computer-on-module to support Intel’s recent Apollo Lake generation of system-on-chips. The 95 x 95mm COM Express Compact Type 6 module lacks Atom E3900 support, but can load ...

EdgeX brings open source interoperability to IoT

  •; By Gary Eastwood (Posted by abennett on Apr 28, 2017 1:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A new open source framework is a major step in bringing IoT into mainstream interoperability.

Improve Your Online Security with Tails

  •; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Apr 28, 2017 12:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The popular image of online dangers is scary bad guys trying to steal our stuff. This image is accurate if you remember to include unfettered corporate interests as the scary bad guys.

3 essential skills for fostering productive debate in your IT team

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 27, 2017 10:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Passionate debate fuels many open source communities and open organizations. Open and productive debate helps us refine and improve our ideas—and it ensures that everyone understands why a particular solution or idea is chosen. Yet this kind of debate seems to be the exception rather than the rule among IT organizations. And that's a shame, because open and candid conversations lead to better and more innovative solutions. So let's take a look at three ways that you can foster productive debate within your IT team. read more

Pros and Cons of System Update and Integrity Protection Schemes

  •; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Apr 27, 2017 9:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Given the increasing malware attacks against Linux-based IoT devices, there is growing interest in integrity protection schemes, as well as system update mechanisms that support over-the-air (OTA) field upgrades.

Testing Linux hardware compatibility with USB sticks

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 27, 2017 8:24 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Like everyone else, those of us who use Linux sometimes need to purchase a new computer. Although the days of poor hardware compatibility are long gone, it is still possible to run into issues. Just going to a local store, like Intrex here in Raleigh, or any of the big box stores, and watching the display models run Windows demo programs does not help my confidence levels about Linux support for all aspects of their hardware. read more

How to Install Magento 2.1 on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Apr 27, 2017 7:10 PM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP, MySQL, Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Magento 2.1 with Nginx, PPHP 7.0 (FPM) and MySQL 5.7 on a CentOS 7 server. Magento is a widely used open source shop and content management system for e-commerce websites based on the PHP Zend Framework.

Linux-on-Sitara embedded computer triplets offer mini-PCIe expansion

VS Vision Systems has launched a trio of embedded systems that run Debian or OpenWrt on a TI AM3352. and offer mini-PCIe wireless options and optional VPN. VS Vision Systems GmbH has tapped the tried-but-true, low-power Texas Instruments Sitara AM3352 SoC for its new line of fanless, Linux-driven Baltos iR embedded computers. The 154 × […]

Graph Any Data with Cacti!

For the past few years, I've been trying to understand how to make graphs using RRDtool (Round-Robin Database tool) after failing miserably to understand MRTG (Multi-Router Traffic Grapher) before that. The thing I like about RRDtool is that it's newer and supports a wider variety of data sources.

3 Linux questions from the community

In the last The Queue, I flipped the script and asked you questions as opposed to answering them. It was so well received, I'm going to keep it going with three more questions this month. I'll resume answering next month, so don't forget you can fill the queue with your questions about Linux, building and maintaining communities, contributing to an open source project, and anything else you'd like to know. read more

FCAIC in the House, part III

Hello, it’s me. Ok, not that “Hello”. I’ve been writing quarterly updates on what I’m working on to help the Fedora Community. If you’re new to the party, welcome. I have the privilege of being the current Fedora Community Action... Continue Reading →

SourceForge: Let's hold hands in a post-CodePlex world

Disappearing platforms problem SourceForge wants tighter ties with other code repositories following Microsoft’s decision to shutter CodePlex.…

How to Compare Numbers, Strings and Files in Bash Shell Script

Comparisons in a script are very useful & one of the most used statements, and we must know how we can use them to our advantage.

Haters gonna hate: 7 ways to deal with criticism

  • (Posted by bob on Apr 27, 2017 10:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It's an unfortunate reality of sharing your work: Some people jump in to provide unwanted and unconstructive criticism. As a wise philosopher (OK, it was Taylor Swift) once put it, "Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate." In healthy communities, constructive feedback (even if it's critical) will vastly outnumber the hate. Yet even in those cases, the "nonconstructive" feedback is often louder and easily gets more attention. Therefore, knowing how to "shake it off, shake it off" (to again draw from Ms. Swift's song) is important. read more

Complete Guide: Linux grep command

Linux grep utility is famous for filtering the output or finding the specific words within a file. This post will touch major options available within Linux grep utility.

LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of The Week Debian Linux 8.7 (Jessie)

?I have always been a Ubuntu guy. I use Ubuntu or some other derivatives like Mint or elementary but never have I tried Debian. Well not anymore. I tested Debian and I must say I really like it. The thing with Debian is that stability is prioritized over all other factors. So if you are looking for the latest updates to packages, Debian is not the one. Debian is very popular amongst Linux users and rightly so. It enjoys a very superior community support compared to many other distros and most importantly the stability. So my experience? Let's start the distro review of the week, Debian 8.7.

Big content cheers as Congress votes on changes to US Copyright Office

The bill is enthusiastically backed by big copyright holders, including the Copyright Alliance, the Motion Picture Association of America, and the Software & Information Industry Association. It's opposed by public interest groups and trade groups that advocate for a more balanced copyright system, including Public Knowledge, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Re:Create coalition.

MPV 0.25.0 Open-Source Video Player Supports DVB-T2, MacBook Pro's Touch Bar

It's been more than two months since the MPlayer-based MPV open-source video player received an update, and the development team is proud to announce the immediate availability for download of MPV 0.25.0.

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