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Inside Real-Time Linux

Thursday 9th of February 2017 04:41:03 PM
Real-time Linux (RTL), a form of mainline Linux enabled with PREEMPT_RT, has come a long way in the past decade. Some 80 percent of the deterministic PREEMPT_RT patch is now available in the mainline kernel itself. Yet, backers of the strongest alternative to the single-kernel RTL on Linux -- the dual-kernel Xenomai -- continue to claim a vast superiority in reduced latency.

Microsoft Offers That Infamous “IP Peace of Mind” to Free/Open Source Software Users as Long as They Pay Rents to Microsoft

Thursday 9th of February 2017 03:32:26 PM
Having disguised Android and Chrome OS patent settlements as OEM "bundling" deals (preinstalling Microsoft spyware), Microsoft now comes up with a new way to market its "protection" (of FOSS it didn't even develop) from patent trolls, which requires that people pay Microsoft a subscription fee

5 New features in RHEL 7 you should know about.

Thursday 9th of February 2017 02:23:49 PM
With RHEL 7 RedHat has made significant changes the way Linux used to work. Here we are discussing New features in RHEL 7

Atom 1.14 Hackable Text Editor Launches with Improved Large File Performance

Thursday 9th of February 2017 01:15:12 PM
GitHub's Ian Olsen is announcing today the general availability of the Atom 1.14 open-source and multiplatform hackable text editor for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows.

4 open source tools for doing online surveys

Thursday 9th of February 2017 12:06:34 PM
Ah, the venerable survey. It can be a fast, simple, cheap, and effective way gather the opinions of friends, family, classmates, co-workers, customers, readers, and others.Millions turn to proprietary tools like SurveyGizmo, Polldaddy, SurveyMonkey, or even Google Forms to set up their surveys. But if you want more control, not just over the application but also the data you collect, then you'll want to go open source.Let's take a look at four open source survey tools that can suit your needs, no matter how simple or complex those needs are.read more

Android Wear 2.0 arrives, debuting on two LG watches

Thursday 9th of February 2017 10:57:57 AM
Google released Android Wear 2.0, available on the new LG Watch Style and Sport, with an overhauled UI, autonomy, LTE, app downloads, and Google Assistant. Google’s Android Wear distribution for smartwatches and wearables has cumulatively held its own against the Apple Watch, but considering the sorry state of the smartwatch market in general, that’s not […]

NethServer 7 Linux OS Released with Nextcloud 10 Support, Based on CentOS 7.3

Thursday 9th of February 2017 09:49:20 AM
Softpedia was informed today by NethServer Community Manager Alessio Fattorini about the general availability of the NethServer 7 Linux-based operating system.

Open source users: It’s time for extreme vetting

Thursday 9th of February 2017 08:40:43 AM
Open source software is the norm these days rather than the exception. The code is being written in high volumes and turning up in critical applications. While having this code available can offer big benefits, users also must be wary of issues the code can present and implement proper vetting. Josh Bressers, cybersecurity strategist at Red Hat, emphasized this point during a recent interview.

HVAC-focused I/O device server runs OpenWrt

Thursday 9th of February 2017 07:32:06 AM
Barix is rebooting its line of HVAC-oriented Barionet universal programmable I/O devices with the Barionet 1000. This is the first model to run on Linux, the first to offer WiFi, and the first to supply USB connectivity. Thanks to OpenWrt stack, it also appears to be the first to support IPv6 networking.

free – A Standard Command to Check Memory Usage Statistics (Free & Used) in Linux

Thursday 9th of February 2017 06:23:29 AM
We all knows, most of the Servers (Including world Top Super Computers are running in Linux) are running in Linux platform on IT infrastructure because Linux is more flexible compare with other operating systems. Other operating systems required reboot for small small changes & patch updates but Linux systems doesn’t required reboot except critical patch updates.

Smart lighting gizmo offers video chat, gesture support, and Alexa

Thursday 9th of February 2017 05:14:52 AM
The Linux-based, $149 “Brilliant Control” smart lighting controller has a wall-mounted, 5-inch screen, Alexa voice support, motion control, and video chat. Most home automation devices are controlled exclusively through a mobile or web app, but there’s a growing trend toward wall-mounted displays as well as voice interaction.

Blocking of international spam botnets with a Postfix plugin

Thursday 9th of February 2017 04:06:15 AM
This article contains an analysis and solution for blocking of international SPAM botnets with on postfix mail servers by using a postfwd plugin which analyses the sasl connects by country.

The 7 Elements of an Open Source Management Program: Teams and Tools

Thursday 9th of February 2017 02:57:38 AM
A successful open source management program has seven essential elements that provide a structure around all aspects of open source software. In the previous article, we gave an overview of the strategy and process behind open source management. This time we’ll discuss two more essential elements: staffing on the open source compliance team and the tools they use to automate and audit open source code.

6 Best Linux Distributions For Programming

Thursday 9th of February 2017 01:49:00 AM
Do you need a Linux distro for programming? For starters, there aren’t any distros that are specifically targeting programmers per se. It doesn't really matter, as a Linux distribution is mostly the same as the next one in regards to what software you'll be able to use on it. But then again, there are a few distros available that will be preferable due to the way they have been built up. You should also consider the kind of programming you’re into, whether web-based or system or application programming.

Understand Your Distributed Apps with the OpenTracing Standard

Thursday 9th of February 2017 12:40:23 AM
Microservices and services-oriented architecture are here to stay, but this kind of distributed system destroys the traditional type of process monitoring. Nonetheless, companies still need to understand just what’s happening inside the flow of an application.

Partition Backup

Wednesday 8th of February 2017 11:31:46 PM
Many times you may have data on a partition, especially on a Universal Serial Bus (USB) drive. It may be necessary at times to make a copy of a drive or a single partition on it. Raspberry Pi users definitely have this need for the bootable SD Cards. Owners of other small form computers can also find this useful. Sometimes it is best to make a backup quickly if a device seems to be failing.

Vivaldi 1.7 Web Browser Is Out with Built-In Screenshot Tool, New Options

Wednesday 8th of February 2017 10:23:09 PM
Vivaldi Technologies have had the great pleasure of announcing the general availability of the Vivaldi 1.7 web browser for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Awesome vim plugins for writers

Wednesday 8th of February 2017 09:14:32 PM
Vim is one of the most popular text editors among programmers, web developers, and power users of GNU/Linux. This is not surprising, because Vim offers high-speed editing, has extensibility, and is pre-installed on most Linux-based distributions.read more

‘Open Source’ Is Now a Word?

Wednesday 8th of February 2017 08:05:54 PM
So far there's been no news on Microsoft's reaction to "open source" being officially recognized by the arbiters of the English language.

5 security tips for shared and public computers

Wednesday 8th of February 2017 06:57:17 PM
For many of us, the most important part of security is making our personal data safe. The best security will withstand any abuse, theoretically. However, in the real world, you can’t cover all possible situations of abuse. Therefore, the best strategy is... Continue Reading →

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LG Watch Sport review: Not the watch Android Wear needs right now

The LG Watch Sport just looks and feels like a “gadget” and not a “watch.” It harkens back to the days of those old Microsoft Spot watches (remember those?). Instead of reaching as broad a market as possible with the first full-featured Android Wear 2.0 watch, LG and Google have given us something with almost impossibly narrow appeal. This watch is almost exclusively for large-wristed athletic types whose fashion sense leans toward calculator watches. I found myself wanting to put it on just before I left for the gym, and itching to take it off the moment I got home. Android Wear 2.0 deserves a better showcase watch than this. With any luck, another manufacturer will step in with a more universally acceptable design that at least supports Android Pay and has a heart-rate monitor. Read more

Red Hat and Fedora

Red Hat: Fedora:
  • F25-20170221 Updated ISOs available!!
    It is with great pleasure to announce that the Community run respin team has yet another Updated ISO round. This round carries the 4.9.10-200 kernel along with over 780 MB of updates (avg, some Desktop Environments more, some less) since the Gold release.
  • F25-20170221 Updated Lives Released
    I am happy to announce new F25-20170221 Updated Lives.
  • Our Bootloader Problem
    GRUB, it is time we broke up. It’s not you, it’s me. Okay, it’s you. The last 15+ years have some great (read: painful) memories. But it is time to call it quits. Red Hat Linux (not RHEL) deprecated LILO for version 9 (PDF; hat tip: Spot). This means that Fedora has used GRUB as its bootloader since the very first release: Fedora Core 1. GRUB was designed for a world where bootloaders had to locate a Linux kernel on a filesystem. This meant it needed support for all the filesystems anyone might conceivably use. It was also built for a world where dual-booting meant having a bootloader implemented menu to choose between operating systems.

Android Leftovers

Google's Upspin Debuts

  • Another option for file sharing
    Existing mechanisms for file sharing are so fragmented that people waste time on multi-step copying and repackaging. With the new project Upspin, we aim to improve the situation by providing a global name space to name all your files. Given an Upspin name, a file can be shared securely, copied efficiently without "download" and "upload", and accessed by anyone with permission from anywhere with a network connection.
  • Google Developing "Upspin" Framework For Naming/Sharing Files
    Google today announced an experimental project called Upspin that's aiming for next-generation file-sharing in a secure manner.
  • Google releases open source file sharing project 'Upspin' on GitHub
    Believe it or not, in 2017, file-sharing between individuals is not a particularly easy affair. Quite frankly, I had a better experience more than a decade ago sending things to friends and family using AOL Instant Messenger. Nowadays, everything is so fragmented, that it can be hard to share. Today, Google unveils yet another way to share files. Called "Upspin," the open source project aims to make sharing easier for home users. With that said, the project does not seem particularly easy to set up or maintain. For example, it uses Unix-like directories and email addresses for permissions. While it may make sense to Google engineers, I am dubious that it will ever be widely used.
  • Google devs try to create new global namespace
    Wouldn't it be nice if there was a universal and consistent way to give names to files stored on the Internet, so they were easy to find? A universal resource locator, if you like? The problem is that URLs have been clunkified, so Upspin, an experimental project from some Google engineers, offers an easier model: identifying files to users and paths, and letting the creator set access privileges.