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Intels ARM/FPGA Stratix 10 SoC is first 14nm FPGA

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 02:02:13 AM
Intel began sampling the Altera Stratix 10, a 14nm SoC that combines 4x Cortex-A53 cores with a Stratix V level FPGA, while using 70 percent less power. Altera first announced the Stratix 10 SX back in 2013, but the SoC has been delayed, and has only begun sampling now.

Red Hat open sources Ansible Galaxy for all

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 01:05:02 AM
Red Hat double-downs on open-sourcing components of its Ansible DevOps program.

Fujitsu Open Source Project Aims to Be Front End for Cloud Foundry Service-Broker API

Wednesday 12th of October 2016 12:07:51 AM
Last year, Fujitsu launched its first open source project, Open Service Catalog Manager (OSCM), for service providers, IT departments and end users to manage and track the cost of provisioning cloud-native applications.It is, essentially, a platform to manage cloud services and build marketplaces where all of the major cloud service providers from VMware to AWS to Google Compute can list and manage their offerings. IT managers can then shop for and provision cloud services, as well as track and monitor their organizations' cloud use and purchasing.  

FreeBSD 11.0 release announced

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 11:10:40 PM
FreeBSD,a well known and vastly used operating system,based on the BSD version of UNIX got release announcement of FreeBSD 11.0.With numerous of changes and improvements in the previously released development releases,now finally the finally release is here with first stable release, FreeBSD 11.0.CheckOut whats new in here[...]

Android Candy: More Life Gamification

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 10:13:29 PM
You might remember a couple months ago mymention of Habitica, which isa gamification of your daily to-do list. One of my friends on Twittermentioned an app he uses on Android called Wokamon, which ties in withyour FitBit (or any of several other "step-counter" devices).

HandyLinux decides to drop future english translations

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 09:16:18 PM
HandyLinux is a Debian based distribution. It is mainly concentrated on beginners and user who prefer easy way to use Linux. It uses Xfce desktop environment, so it is even compatible with older hardware. But there is a sad news for people who prefer English language, HandyLinux team decided to stop English translations in future updates.[.....]

Install and configure DRDB for network filesystem replication on Debian 8

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 08:19:07 PM
This tutorial explains the configuration of a DRBD network filesystem replication as hot standby (Primary/Secondary) with EXT4 filesystem and as Primary/Primary cluster for High Availability with OCFS2 filesystem.

The 5 most common support issues for open source developers

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 07:21:56 PM
What is the number one factor that software developers consider when choosing which open source software packages to use? A recent survey conducted by Rogue Wave Software says support. What is the second most important factor? Who will carry the burden of providing that more

FreeBSD 11 Updates Open-Source Server Operating System

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 06:24:45 PM
After nearly three years of development, FreeBSD 11.0 was officially released on October 10. The FreeBSD 11.0 release follows the FreeBSD 10.0 release that debuted in January 2014.

How to recognize an open leader when you see one

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 05:27:34 PM
Not too long ago, my friends and I were talking about open leadership. We began discussing what "type" of leader we all are, and we specifically noted how some people use power and status as a tool for leadership, while others have a certain charismatic personality that makes them a leader.I interjected with a question: "Then what kind of leader am I?"And both friends replied: "You're not a leader."read more

MOD Duo: Building an open source guitar stomp box

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 04:30:23 PM
Some time ago the MOD Duo jumped onto my radar. In a nutshell, it is a guitar stomp box that comes loaded with different effects and sounds. Instead of buying the multitude of guitar pedals that many musicians string together in complex, if somewhat beautiful ways, the MOD Duo negates all that. It is a single box and what's more, it is powered by open more

ONLYOFFICE: Create a Single Workspace for All Your Documents on Linux

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 03:33:12 PM
If you deal with a lot of documents every day storing them on different cloud storage services, like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, and others, you might find ONLYOFFICE a very useful tool as it allows you to connect all your accounts, edit and even collaborate on your documents with others using the web-based document editors.

Announcing the Release of Fedora 25 Beta

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 02:36:01 PM
The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Fedora 25 Beta, the next big step on our journey to the exciting Fedora 25 release in November. Download the prerelease from our Get Fedora site: Get Fedora 25... Continue Reading →

How to upgrade openSUSE Leap to openSUSE Tumbleweed

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 01:42:13 PM
If you're wanting to check out the rolling release version of openSUSE, here's the step-by-step process of upgrading the standard release, Leap, to Tumbleweed.

Cyanogen mods self away from full Android alternative

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 12:27:53 PM
Board shakeup and new 'buy our code McNuggets' plan follows lousy salesAndroid alternative Cyanogen looks to have given up on trying to sell a full mobile operating system.…

How to take screenshots on Ubuntu 16.04 with ScreenCloud

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 10:56:29 AM
ScreenCloud is a screenshot taking application developed by Olav S Thoresen. The project started back in 2012, and is aimed at "providing an easy to use and crossplatform way to share screenshots," according to the official website. The app is available for Linux as well as other popular operating systems including Windows and Mac OS X.

Protecting Your Chat With qTox on Ubuntu Linux

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 09:42:09 AM
Many people rely on proprietary chat solutions like Skype, but those solutions pose serious concerns for both privacy and security. Additionally, development of the Skype Linux client has been unpredictable at best, even stalling for a number of years, only to resume just recently.

Uno clone integrates breadboard, exposes USB pins

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 08:27:49 AM
STEMTera is an Arduino Uno compatible breadboard with LEGO-ready connectors. It exposes the pins of the Uno’s ATmega16U2 chip for easier native USB support. The startup-backed STEMTera Breadboard has won its KickStarter funding, and is still available in various colors through Oct. 28.

How to install R on Ubuntu 16.04

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 07:13:28 AM
R is an open source programming language which is used for statistical computing and graphics. The R programming language is widely used by statisticians and data miners mostly for data analysis or developing statistical software. In this tutorial, we will help you to install R on a Linux VPS running Ubuntu as an operating system.

2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Lorien Smyer: Bookkeeper Turned Technologist

Tuesday 11th of October 2016 05:59:08 AM
Lorien Smyer is a former bookkeeper who decided she wanted to start a new career in computer science. She was one of 14 aspiring IT professionals to receive a 2016 Linux Foundation Training (LiFT) scholarship, announced in August.

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  • Off We Go: Oracle Officially Appeals Google's Fair Use Win
    It was only a matter of time until this happened, but Oracle has officially appealed its fair use Java API loss to the Federal Circuit (CAFC). As you recall, after a years-long process, including the (correct) ruling that APIs are not covered by copyright being ridiculously overturned by CAFC, a new trial found that even if APIs are copyright-eligible, Google's use was covered by fair use. Oracle then tried multiple times to get Judge William Alsup to throw out the jury's ruling, but failed. In fact, on Oracle's second attempt to get Alsup to throw out the jury's ruling, citing "game changing" evidence that Google failed to hand over important information on discovery, it actually turned out that Oracle's lawyers had simply failed to read what Google had, in fact, handed over.
  • On iMessage’s Stickiness
  • Physical RAM attack can root Android and possibly other devices [Ed: Memory flipping is not at all an Android problem]

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • Enterprise Open Source Programs Flourish -- In Tech and Elsewhere
    If you cycled the clock back about 15 years and surveyed the prevailing beliefs about open source technology at the time, you would find nowhere near the volume of welcome for it that we see today. As a classic example, The Register reported all the way back in 2001 that former CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer made the following famous statement in a Chicago Sun-Times interview: "Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches."
  • 5 More Reasons to Love Kubernetes
    In part one of this series, I covered my top five reasons to love Kubernetes, the open source container orchestration platform created by Google. Kubernetes was donated to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation in July of 2015, where it is now under development by dozens of companies including Canonical, CoreOS, Red Hat, and more. My first five reasons were primarily about the project’s heritage, ease of use, and ramp-up. The next five get more technical. As I mentioned in part one, choosing a distributed system to perform tasks in a datacenter is much more complex than looking at a spreadsheet of features or performance. And, you should make your decision based on your own needs and team dynamics. However, this top 10 list will give you my perspective, as someone who has been using, testing, and developing systems for a while now.
  • Bankers plan to give Corda blockchain code to Hyperledger project
  • Are European Banks Falling Behind in Blockchain Development?
  • Hyperledger adds 10 new members to support open source distributed ledger framework
    The Linux Foundation's Hyperledger project has announced that 10 new members have joined the project in order to help create an open standard for distributed ledgers for a new generation of transactional applications.
  • The Blockchain Created By Ethereum's Fork is Forking Now
    A blockchain that was born out of the rejection of a contentious technical change is on the cusp of making a decision some argue contradicts its core values. That's the situation the developers behind ethereum classic face ahead of a hard fork expected to be enacted on its blockchain on 25th October (should network participants approve the upgrade). Originally formed in reaction to a decision by the ethereum community to edit its "immutable" ledger, the fork caused an ideological schism among its enthusiasts. Alarmed by the action (or seeing a chance to profit by continuing the original network), miners and speculators began running its blockchain, which developers named "ethereum classic". Other investors then bought into the vision, and today, there are currently 85m classic ethers (ETC) worth $87m.
  • Red Hat: OpenStack moving beyond the proof-of-concept phase
    Red Hat’s annual poll found that 43 percent of respondents have deployed the cloud platform in production, compared to just 16 percent one year ago. The company reckons the increase reflects efforts by the community to address complexity and deployment issues that were previously known to have been a major roadblock to adoption. The study also noted that the steep learning curve for deploying OpenStack is being addressed as a growing number of engineers become certified to operate the platform. In addition, Red Hat cited cloud native application development as another driving force in enterprise adoption of OpenStack.
  • OpenStack Summit Emphasizes Security, Interoperability
    From security to interoperabilty to use cases and everything in-between, this week's OpenStack Summit from Oct. 25 to 28 in Barcelona, is set to illuminate the cloud. This year's event, which brings together vendors, operators and developers of the open-source cloud platform, will offer more sessions than ever before on securing OpenStack clouds. The Barcelona Summit follows the release of the OpenStack Newton milestone, which debuted on Oct. 6. While discussions about the most recent release are always part of every OpenStack Summit, so too are case-studies from operators of OpenStack clouds.
  • A complete view into application security must include open source [Ed: Black Duck spam (self-promotional marketing) takes form of FOSS FUD, as usual]
  • While Other Cities Go Linux, Toronto Bets Big on Microsoft Software [Ed: Toronto joins the Dark Forces]
    "" The partnership between Microsoft and the city of Toronto certainly comes at the right time, as other authorities across the world already announced decisions to give up on Windows and Office and replace them with open-source alternatives. Munich is the city that started the entire trend, but it wasn’t at all a smooth transition. Some of the local officials proposed a return to Microsoft software, claiming that training and assistance actually impacted productivity and explaining that in the end it all pays off to use Microsoft software because of the familiarity that users experience, which translates to a substantial productivity boost. And yet, the transition off Microsoft products is happening and more authorities are willing to do it, not necessarily because of the costs, but also due to security concerns, as is the case of Russia.
  • Open-Source Toolkit Lets Communities Build Their Own Street Furniture
    Despite the vast amount of customization options technology has allotted us, it can still be difficult to create projects that are community-centric. For example, though 3D printing can help us personalize our own jewelry, it has limited use for outfitting parks with trash cans or equipping bus stops with comfortable seating. Still, hyper-customizable tech has taught us the convenience of managing our own products, eliminating the bureaucratic complications of mass produced, production-line assembly. Leveraging this ideology to better the community, the Better Block Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to building local communities, has developed an open-source toolkit for creating a variety of fixtures for communities. The platform, called Wikiblock, allows designs ranging from benches to beer garden fences to be downloaded and taken to a maker space where a computer-aided machine can print the design from plywood. Similar to Ikea’s simplistic, DIY approach, the printed wood can be assembled by hand, without glue or nails.
  • How to make a lighted, porch bag for Halloween
    While I typically go all out for Halloween decorations every year, I'll admit I'm feeling tired this year. I still wanted to delight the neighborhood kids with simple details, so I decided to make lighted bags for my front porch railing this year. If you are someone who has a paper cutting machine like the Silhouette, this project will likely be a lot easier. Simply import the SVG file, resize for whatever size box you want, cut out, and assemble. However, for those of you who don't have one, I've included instructions on how to make this project without any machine at all. The box was created with the help of artists who share their art at OpenClipArt. I also used Inkscape to create the SVG file. If you don't like bats, you could modify the SVG file to include other types of clipart in the center of the bag.