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Call for Proposals Now Open - Speak at Open Source Summit Japan, North America, Europe

Friday 2nd of February 2018 03:36:51 AM
Open Source Summit Japan, North America and Europe are the leading conferences for developers, architects and other technologists – as well as open source community and industry leaders – to collaborate, share information, learn about the the latest technologies and gain a competitive advantage by using innovative open solutions.

Excellent No-Charge Linux Books – Learn About Linux – For Beginners

Friday 2nd of February 2018 02:22:31 AM
Many no-charge e-books are, frankly, little more than spam bait, often published only to entice you to purchase a book from the same publisher. Poorly written, and with very little original content. Whereas the recommended texts below are definitely worth downloading. They’ll teach you the basics about Linux and so much more. They’re the ideal starting point for your Linux adventures. And you don’t have to divulge any personal information to get your hands on them.

Use Ubuntus snap to install Skype on any Linux desktop

Friday 2nd of February 2018 01:08:10 AM
Skype snap widens the popular communications[he]#039[/he] program availability on Linux desktops, with easy installation and automatic updates.

Custom Embedded Linux Distributions

Thursday 1st of February 2018 11:53:50 PM
The proliferation of inexpensive IoT boards means the time has come togain control not only of applications but also the entire software platform.So, how do you build a custom distribution with cross-compiled applicationstargeted for a specific purpose? As Michael J. Hammel explains here, it's not as hard as you might think.

6 pivotal moments in open source history

Thursday 1st of February 2018 10:39:30 PM
Open source has taken a prominent role in the IT industry today. It is everywhere from the smallest embedded systems to the biggest supercomputer, from the phone in your pocket to the software running the websites and infrastructure of the companies we engage with every day. Let's explore how we got here and discuss key moments from the past 40 years that have paved a path to the current more

How to Run Your Own Public Time Server on Linux

Thursday 1st of February 2018 09:25:10 PM
One of the most important public services is timekeeping, but it doesn't get a lot of attention. Most public time servers are run by volunteers to help meet always-increasing demands. Learn how to run your own public time server and contribute to an essential public good...

Why you should use named pipes on Linux

Thursday 1st of February 2018 08:10:50 PM
Named pipes aren't used all that often, but they provide some interesting options for inter-process communications.

Linux seq Command Tutorial for Beginners (5 Examples)

Thursday 1st of February 2018 06:56:30 PM
Sometimes, you come across a command line tool that offers limited functionality on its own, but when used with other tools, you realize its actual potential. Once such tool is seq, which prints a sequence of numbers.

Tuned daemon profiles in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.x and CentOS 7.x

Thursday 1st of February 2018 03:09:54 PM
This article describes the working of tuned daemon profiles on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system version 7.x and CentOS version 7.x. It also describes the differences in the performance of tuned daemon profiles in the two operating systems.

How I coined the term 'open source'

Thursday 1st of February 2018 01:55:34 PM
In a few days, on February 3, the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the term "open source software" is upon us. As open source software grows in popularity and powers some of the most robust and important innovations of our time, we reflect on its rise to more

LibreOffice, the best office suite, gets even better with LibreOffice 6.0

Thursday 1st of February 2018 12:41:14 PM
The open-source and free LibreOffice is looking better than ever.

Red Hat tries CoreOS on for size and buys

Thursday 1st of February 2018 11:38:20 AM
Open-source firms hook up for $250mEnterprise Linux biz Red Hat on Tuesday said it has reached an agreement to acquire CoreOS, a maker of open source container software, for $250 million.…

Cisco Debuts its Own Kubernetes Container Platform

Thursday 1st of February 2018 10:35:26 AM
Even though Cisco has a partnership with Docker Inc, the IT giant sees a need for its own container platform to enable multicloud deployments.

Mini-ITX board fosters flexibility and fights obsolescence

Thursday 1st of February 2018 09:32:32 AM
Congatec unveiled a Mini-ITX style “conga-IT6” board that uses a plug-in COM Express module to supply processor and other core functions. CPU options currently include Intel Core, Xeon, Celeron, and Pentium, and AMD G-series and R-series chips, with up to 4x CPU cores and clocked at up to 4.3GHz. Congatec, which manufactures computer-on-modules and single-board […]

What’s New in Peppermint OS 8 Respin

Thursday 1st of February 2018 08:29:38 AM
Peppermint OS 8 respin is the latest release of Peppermint OS Linux Distribution. This release based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), powered by linux kernel 4.10 series, using LXDE desktop environment with new “Pepirus” xfwm4, GTK+ and icon themes. Also, brings 64 bit and 32 bit installation images. The 64 bit release provides complete support for UEFI systems and secure boot.

How to access a Raspberry Pi Zeros GPIO pins from Fedora

Thursday 1st of February 2018 07:26:44 AM
When hacking with a Raspberry Pi Zero (or similar device), many makers use the General Purpose Input / Output (GPIO) pins. These pins are used to attach and control a wide range of devices such as LEDs or sensors to measure temperature, light, or humidity. However, if you prefer to code on your desktop or laptop this may be an issue since most of these devices don’t have accessible GPIO pins. This is where GPIO expander software can help.

10 tips for making the Django Admin more secure

Thursday 1st of February 2018 06:23:50 AM
This article was co-written with Lacey Williams Henschel.Offloading the responsibility for making your app secure onto QA testers or an information security office is tempting, but security is everyone[he]#039[/he]s responsibility. The Django Admin is one of our favorite features of Django, but unless it[he]#039[/he]s locked down correctly, it presents opportunities for exploitation. To save your users from compromised data, here are 10 tips to make the Django Admin more secure.

Pico-ITX SBC extends hexa-core Rockchip RK3399

Thursday 1st of February 2018 05:20:56 AM
Aaeon’s “RICO-3399” SBC runs Android 7.0 on the Rockchip RK3399, with 2x Cortex-A72 and 4x -A53 cores, plus 2GB RAM, 16GB eMMC, and GbE, HDMI 2.0, USB 3.0, serial, and mini-PCIe connections. Aaeon has posted details on an SBC based on its similarly Pico-ITX and Rockchip based RICO-3288.

A history of low-level Linux container runtimes

Thursday 1st of February 2018 04:18:02 AM
At Red Hat we like to say, "Containers are Linux—Linux is Containers." Here is what this means. Traditional containers are processes on a system that usually have the following three characteristics:1. Resource constraintsWhen you run lots of containers on a system, you do not want to have any container monopolize the operating system, so we use resource constraints to control things like CPU, memory, network bandwidth, etc. The Linux kernel provides the cgroups feature, which can be configured to control the container process resources.

4 new OpenStack tips and guides

Thursday 1st of February 2018 03:15:08 AM
If you work with OpenStack, you know it can be challenging to keep up with all of the various features, tools, related project, and other technical details that you need to do your job, whether that’s as a developer, an architect, or a sysadmin.

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LMMS Guide Part 1: Creating Simple Melodies Using Sounds And Instruments

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How To Create Shell Scripts

Having to type the same command over and over again can be a daunting task and tiresome for that matter. The shell scripts are really easy to create and run saving you from a lot of misery and anguish if you really prefer using the terminal over using the GUI for running tasks. Read