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What is puppet? Why Linux/Unix users require it?

Saturday 16th of April 2016 09:38:21 AM
What is Puppet? The puppet is a configuration management tool used by system administrators and devops engineers to build and configure IT infrastructure. To understand it we should know a bit of history about how information technology evolved.

How to install and configure Tinyproxy on Ubuntu 14.04

Saturday 16th of April 2016 07:43:59 AM
In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure Tinyproxy on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS. Tinyproxy is a small and fast HTTP/HTTPS proxy server and it is very easy to install and use. It is an ideal solution when a HTTP/HTTPS proxy is required, but but resources for a larger proxy such as Squid are unavailable.

Switching to newly added Storage node on RDO Mitaka

Saturday 16th of April 2016 05:49:37 AM
Suppose that your original answer-file been used for Controller/Network +(N)*Compute Node deployment has been updated to separate Storage Node from Controller. As far as updates above are correct new node will be added to landscape, however endpoints for storage services in keystone database wouldn't be updated.

Understanding LXC and LXD, Canonical's Open Source Container Solution

Saturday 16th of April 2016 03:55:15 AM
A primer explaining LXC and LXD, open source container platforms developed largely by Canonical, as well as how they compare to Docker and CoreOS rkt.

Fanless Mini-ITX SBC packs high-end Intel Skylake SoCs

Saturday 16th of April 2016 02:00:53 AM
Commell launched a “LV-67S” Mini-ITX board with Intel 6th Gen Core S-series and Xeon CPUs, up to 32GB RAM, dual GbE, quad SATA, and five display outputs. The “LV-67S” Mini-ITX single board computer equipped with Intel’s 6th Gen (“Skylake”) Core S-Series and Xeon processors. The board is aimed at graphics intensive, but fanless, embedded systems […]

Will North Carolina’s HB2 Affect State’s Open Source Conferences?

Saturday 16th of April 2016 12:46:32 AM
While North Carolina's HB2, the so called 'bathroom bill,' has already had a major negative economic effect on the state's economy, it's doubtful it will have much impact on the two major open source conferences held in the state.

Embrace, extend -- and kill. Microsoft discontinues RoboVM

Friday 15th of April 2016 11:32:12 PM
Java to mobile compiler acquired with Xamarin is no moreMicrosoft is discontinuing RoboVM, the Java-to-Mobile compiler technology which it acquired with Xamarin a couple of months ago.…

Learning Inkscape by Video

Friday 15th of April 2016 10:17:52 PM
Another great video tutorial for learning how to use a free and open source program. This time it's the popular vector drawing program, Inkscape.

Burr-Feinstein encryption bill is officially here in all its scary glory

Friday 15th of April 2016 09:03:32 PM
Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein released the official version of their anti-encryption bill... The bill, titled the Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016, would require tech firms to decrypt customers’ data at a court’s request.

Apache Wookie Heads to the Attic

Friday 15th of April 2016 07:49:12 PM
Apparently not everyone 'let's the Wookie win..'

Linux command line mistake nukes web boss' biz

Friday 15th of April 2016 06:34:52 PM
RTFM not rm -rf, man! FFS!The owner of a web host has unwittingly deleted his customers data after executing a powerful line of code on his servers.…

Experts crack Petya ransomware, enable hard drive decryption for free

Friday 15th of April 2016 05:20:32 PM
Security experts have devised a method that allows users to recover data from computers infected with the Petya ransomware program without paying money to cybercriminals.

How to run Linux desktop apps on Windows

Friday 15th of April 2016 04:06:12 PM
It was only a matter of time. With Ubuntu now running on Windows 10, hackers have started porting Linux desktop and GUI apps to Windows.

A four year, action-packed experience with Wikipedia

Friday 15th of April 2016 02:51:52 PM
I consider myself to be an Odia Wikimedian. I contribute Odia knowledge (the predominant language of the Indian state of Odisha) to many Wikimedia projects, like Wikipedia and Wikisource, by writing articles and correcting mistakes in articles. I also contribute to Hindi and English Wikipedia articles. read more

Udoo spins $89 Intel Braswell hacker SBC

Friday 15th of April 2016 01:37:32 PM
Udoo has surpassed its Kickstarter goal for a “Udoo X86” hacker SBC with a quad-core Braswell SoC, 4GB RAM, and Arduino compatibility via a Curie module. Seco’s project has won Kickstarter funding for the Udoo X86, the third community-backed, x86 based hacker SBC we’ve seen that’s not backed by Intel or AMD. With its […]

ActorDB: an alternative view of a distributed database

Friday 15th of April 2016 12:23:12 PM
My Percona Live Data Performance Conference talk is called ActorDB: an alternative view of a distributed database. ActorDB is an open source database that was developed using a distributed model:

Quad-core Atom based Raspberry Pi lookalike is ready to roll

Friday 15th of April 2016 11:08:52 AM
Aaeon’s UP board, an Atom-based RPi lookalike, has finally been completed, with shipments in May. There’s also a new 4GB RAM version and other changes. Aaeon Europe, a subsidiary of Asus, had huge success on Kickstarter last fall with its Intel Atom-based UP board, raising €105,117 from 671 backers. It was originally intended to ship […]

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Is Now in Final Freeze, Launches April 21, 2016

Friday 15th of April 2016 09:54:31 AM
The launch of the highly anticipated Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system is upon us, and now Canonical has just announced that the GNU/Linux distro entered final freeze.

Our cloud-based future demands organizational change

Friday 15th of April 2016 08:40:11 AM
We live in an emerging globalized, mobile world of dispersed cloud workers. More than ever, we see individuals and organizations trading in their traditional offices to work from home, coffee houses, and just about anywhere in the world in which they can connect to the Internet.

Linux Kernel 4.4.7 LTS Out Now with Multiple x86 Changes, Many Updated Drivers

Friday 15th of April 2016 07:25:51 AM
Immediately after announcing the release of the first maintenance build of Linux kernel 4.5, Greg Kroah-Hartman informed the community about the availability of Linux kernel 4.4.7 LTS.

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Open source near ubiquitous in IoT, report finds

Open source is increasingly standard operating procedure in software, but nowhere is this more true than Internet of Things development. According to a new VisionMobile survey of 3,700 IoT developers, 91% of respondents use open source software in at least one area of their software stack. This is good news for IoT because only open source promises to reduce or eliminate the potential for lock-in imposed by proprietary “standards.” What’s perhaps most interesting in this affection for open source, however, is that even as enterprise developers have eschewed the politics of open source licensing, IoT developers seem to favor open source because “it’s free as in freedom.” Read more

Ubuntu 16.04 – My Experience so Far and Customization

While I earnestly anticipated the release of Unity 8 with Xenial Xerus (after watching a couple of videos that showcased its function), I was utterly disappointed that Canonical was going to further push its release — even though it was originally meant to debut with Ubuntu 14.04. Back to the point at hand, I immediately went ahead and installed Unity Tweak Tool, moved my dash to the bottom (very important) and then proceeded to replace Nautilus with the extensive Nemo file manager which is native to Linux Mint and by far superior to the former (my opinion). Read more

Raspberry Pi gets a hybrid tube audio amp HAT

Pi 2 Design’s 503HTA Hybrid Tube Amp is a HAT add-on for 40-pin Raspberry Pi’s that taps a 24-bit, 192Khz DAC for that old-time tube amplifier sound. The Raspberry Pi has inspired a variety of retro technology hacks, from resurrecting ancient televisions to breathing new life into vintage gaming platforms. So it’s not surprising to see the SBC matched with the guts of an old-school tube amplifier system, as it is in Pi 2 Design’s 503HTA Hybrid Tube Amp. Read more

Snapdragon SoCs to get Neural Processing Engine SDK

Qualcomm announced a deep learning toolkit for implementing neural processing and other AI functions directly on devices that integrate Snapdragon 820 SoCs. The “Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine” is Qualcomm’s first deep learning software development kit for devices based on its Snapdragon 820 SoCs. The SDK, which is due for release in the second half of 2016, brings the company’s “Zeroth Machine Intelligence Platform” to Snapdragon 820 based devices. Read more