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Arduino or Raspberry Pi: Which is best for beginners?

So you want to get started with hobbyist electronics? The world is rich with options, two of the most prominent being the Raspberry Pi and the Arduino. But which one makes sense for you? read more

5 Cloud, Big Data, and Networking Platforms to Kickstart Your Open Source Career

A decade ago, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst predicted that open source tools and platforms would become pervasive in IT. Fast-forward to today, and that prediction has come true, with profound implications for the employment market.

The Limitations of NoSQL Database Storage: Why NoSQL's Not Perfect

  •; By Chris Tozzi (Posted by Mcusanelli on May 31, 2016 5:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
NoSQL databases are subject to certain drawbacks and limitations in areas like security and data consistency.

A New Version of Rust Hits the Streets

Version 1.9 of the Rust programming language has been released. Rust is a new language with a small but enthusiastic community of developers.

Samsung: Don't install Windows 10. REALLY

Microsoft and Samsung celebrate Windows 10 year of driver FAIL Samsung is advising customers against succumbing to Microsoft’s nagging and installing Windows 10.…

Basic system monitoring tools in CentOS 7

  • Linux VPS Hosting Blog; By RoseHosting (Posted by RoseHosting on May 31, 2016 3:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In this post, we are going to show you how to use the basic system monitoring tools on a Linux VPS running CentOS 7 as operating system.

6 open source architecture projects to check out

  • (Posted by bob on May 31, 2016 1:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The world of architecture doesn't change as quickly as software, but architects are still finding new ways to share innovative designs and ideas. read more

The Anatomy of a Linux User

Learning how to use Linux on the desktop is made much simpler when the person doing the learning realizes that all habits and tools for using Windows are to be left at the door. Even after telling our Reglue kids this, more often than not I come back to do a check-up with them there is some_dodgy_file.exe on the desktop or in the download folder.

Compatibility before purity: Microsoft tweaks .NET Core again

Open source .NET will add legacy APIs to make porting easier Microsoft's open source fork of the .NET platform, called .NET Core, will be modified for better compatibility with existing applications, says Program Manager Immo Landwerth in a recent post.…

Calamares 2.2.3 Universal Installer Adds Locale Choice Support on Debian Linux

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 31, 2016 10:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The development team behind Calamares, the next-generation, distribution-independent graphical installer framework announced the release of Calamares 2.2.3.

Etcher – Easy way to Create a bootable USB drive & SD card from an ISO image

  •; By Magesh Maruthamuthu (Posted by 2daygeek on May 31, 2016 9:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Etcher – Easy way to Create a bootable USB drive & SD card from an ISO image

Build a Pi media centre

Make your Raspberry Pi the centrepiece of your home entertainment system

Krita 3.0 Free Digital Painting Software Officially Released, Here's What's New

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on May 31, 2016 7:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Krita Foundation has announced the final release of the powerful, open-source, free, and cross-platform Krita 3.0 digital painting software.

Building ProudCity as an open organization

Open is at the core of ProudCity, a web platform that "lets municipalities easily launch and manage government digital services all in one place."

Pravin Satpute: How do you Fedora?

We recently interviewed Pravin Satpute on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series on the Fedora Magazine where we profile Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done.

Back to Backups

In my Open-Source Classroom column a few months ago, I talked about backups and got some really fascinating feedback. Here are a few of the ideas from readers worth checking into:

ExTiX 16.3 LXQt Distro Is Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ships with Linux Kernel 4.6

ExTiX developer Arne Exton informs Softpedia today, May 30, 2016, about the immediate availability for download of the ExTiX 16.3 LXQt Edition computer operating system.

Meet Avalon, Asus's audacious, tightly integrated vision for the future of DIY PCs

  • PCWorld; By Brad Chacos (Posted by Collin_O on May 30, 2016 11:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The PC’s DIY hardware ethos is both a blessing and a curse on computing. On one hand, the open ecosystem fuels innovation and serves as a major selling point for enthusiasts. On the other, the basic design of PCs hasn’t really changed in decades.

ChaletOS 16.04 – Video Overview and Screenshot tours

ChaletOS 16.04 is the latest release of ChaletOS Linux Distribution based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) featuring Xfce Desktop environment 4.12. and powered by Long-term support of Linux Kernel Series 4.4. This release introduce new tool called Start Point, an application that has been designed from the ground up to help newcomers to this OS, especially Windows refugees, learn how to use ChaletOS, or Linux for that matter.

Manjaro Linux Bspwm 16.05 Edition Officially Released, Here's What's New

The Manjaro Linux community is proud to announce the availability for download of the final release of the Manjaro Linux Bspwm 16.05 Edition computer operating system.

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