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Working for a mission, not a boss

Thursday 9th of March 2017 10:43:31 AM
I had a brilliant opportunity to interview Suresh V. Shankar, founder of Crayon, at Slush Singapore 2016. At the conference, he spoke about his experience—and the difficulties he faced—as an entrepreneur. He also talked about how he overcame them.Suresh sold his previous company, RedPill Solutions, to IBM in 2009. However, his entrepreneurial journey did not end there. He went on to start a new company, Crayon, with the goal of simplifying big data.read more

Industrial thin Mini-ITX runs on 7th Gen Intel CPUs

Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:34:54 AM
Congatec’s “Conga-IC175” is a Linux-friendly thin Mini-ITX board with Kaby Lake CPUs, wide-range power, Intel Optane support, and PCIe and M.2 expansion. Congatec’s Conga-IC175 thin Mini-ITX board is almost identical to last year’s Conga-IC170 except that it offers 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” Intel Core processors instead of 6th Gen Skylake CPUs. Similarly, Advantech is overhauling […]

Why Using Open Source Software Helps Companies Stay Flexible and Innovate

Thursday 9th of March 2017 08:26:17 AM
Open source software offers more flexibility because it’s vendor neutral, there are no contractual limits on deployment, the source code allows customization, and open source communities support development and maintenance.

Android gets patches for critical OpenSSL, media server and kernel driver flaws

Thursday 9th of March 2017 07:17:40 AM
A five-month-old flaw in Android's SSL cryptographic libraries is among the 35 critical vulnerabilities Google fixed in its March security patches for the mobile OS.

Open Source adoption in Education Sector: Interview with Patrick Masson from OSI

Thursday 9th of March 2017 06:09:03 AM
With the perceived growth of FLOSS deployments in the world's education sector, we wanted to try to confirm our intuition. What better way of doing so than going directly to the source. In this instance, we reached out to Patrick Masson, Director and General Manager at Open Source Initiative (OSI). He was kind enough to put a lot of time and effort into answering questions in this area. He provides plenty of reasons to confirm our initial thoughts. Please enjoy reading through the immense amount of information Patrick provided to us.

Firefox 53.0 Won't Work on Linux PCs with CPUs Older Than Pentium 4, AMD Opteron

Thursday 9th of March 2017 05:00:26 AM
As expected, Mozilla kicked off the development of the next major Firefox release, just one day after launching Firefox 52.0 as the new ESR branch for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows operating systems.

Asus Tinker Board Review: First Impressions

Thursday 9th of March 2017 03:51:49 AM
The Asus Tinker Board is a new ARM-based single-board computer (SBC) which stands out from the crowd. It’s tiny, affordable, with strong performance, and targeted at the DIY/hobbyist market. Essentially a complete PC — motherboard, CPU, GPU, system memory and more — all in one package, it is priced at £54.99.

Red Hat Developing User Session Recording for the Enterprise

Thursday 9th of March 2017 02:43:12 AM
It's not ready yet, but an out-of-the-box open source and enterprise ready solution for user session recording is in the works.

5 Best Privacy Centric Linux Distributions

Thursday 9th of March 2017 01:34:35 AM
Are you worried about your privacy and/or security on the Internet? Well, you should be if you’re not. In this age, there are many reasons that should make you think twice about your privacy and security online. Security includes keeping safe from prying eyes looking to sniff data or identity for fraudulent activities. For the average user, keeping an updated version of your favorite Linux distro should be good enough. That is Ubuntu, Fedora, SUSE and all your usual distros should be quite ok so long as you’re keeping them updated. You can also employ tools such as Tor and OpenPGP to raise your level of security. Trust me, your everyday distro does a whole lot better at security than Windows and MacOS do offer especially when it comes to most malware, viruses and spyware.

Why Open Collaboration Is Crucial for Blockchain Tech

Thursday 9th of March 2017 12:25:57 AM
The one-year-old Hyperledger Project has already come a long way in making the innovative blockchain technology used in Bitcoin a viable option for secure business transactions. That was the clear message from Christopher Ferris in his keynote at the Open Source Leadership Summit in February.

There's a fork of Wine-Staging that allows you to play Overwatch on Linux, still needs work

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 11:17:20 PM
It seems someone has forked Wine-Staging adding in all the needed patches for Overwatch to work, so I tested it out.

How an amateur opera singer uses MuseScore

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 10:08:43 PM
Alison Armstrong is a singer and high school music teacher at an international school in Laos, a developing country just between Thailand and Vietnam. Alison's main passion is providing her students with opportunities to compose new music and explore their identity through music. It shows, too, because she's been doing amazing work with her students.read more

Manjaro 17.0 Gellivara review

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 09:00:06 PM
Hello guys, there is certain hype with the recent release of Manjaro 17.0 Gellivara. We also tried out the latest release and it just surprised us so we decided to write some good and bad things about it. Let's see what Manajro 17.0 has to offer us.

How To Install Development Tools In Linux

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:51:29 PM
Development Tools & Libraries are required to install packages from source, also it’s required for developers to build the packages in Linux system.

How to build a Raspberry Pi home dashboard

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 06:42:52 PM
I was lucky enough to get a Raspberry Pi 2B with a 7-inch display for Christmas last year. I immediately had a plan for how to us it: I would make a home dashboard to show some useful information that is readable from around the living room.read more

WikiLeaks publishes docs from what it says is trove of CIA hacking tools

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 05:34:15 PM
Docs claim CIA can defeat WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram encryption, among other apps.

How To Add New User In Linux (CLI + GUI)

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 04:29:22 PM
Users are kind of like accounts in Linux that define the level of access you to to particular files and system settings. Usually you already create a user when you install the OS for the first time but you may need to create more users later for various purposes like different persons using the same computer.

New PiCluster v1.6 Lets you move containers to different hosts

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 03:20:45 PM
I am pleased to announce v1.6 of PiCluster. In this release there are a few usability bugs fixed and a new feature that allows you to change the host of a running container.

Debian-Based Q4OS Linux Distro Now Available for PINE64 Single-Board Computers

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:12:08 PM
The Q4OS development team announced a Debian-based GNU/Linux distribution for PINE64 boards.

A Look at HASSbian: Raspberry Pi for Home Automation

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 01:03:31 PM
A look at HASSBian, a home automation system for the Raspberry Pi with Home Assistant server.

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SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension

Historically, data replication has been available only piecemeal through proprietary vendors. In a quest to remediate history, SUSE and partner LINBIT announced a solution that promises to change the economics of data replication. The two companies' collaborative effort is the headliner in the updated SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension, which now includes LINBIT's integrated geo-clustering technology. Read more

Tizen and Android

Open source is mission critical for Europe’s air traffic

It is entirely possible to use open source in a highly regulated environment such as air traffic control, says Dr Gerolf Ziegenhain, Head of Linux Competence & Service Centre (LCSC) in Mainz (Germany). Open source service providers can shield an organisation from the wide variety of development processes in the open source community. Read more

today's leftovers

  • DRM display resource leasing (kernel side)
    So, you've got a fine head-mounted display and want to explore the delights of virtual reality. Right now, on Linux, that means getting the window system to cooperate because the window system is the DRM master and holds sole access to all display resources. So, you plug in your device, play with RandR to get it displaying bits from the window system and then carefully configure your VR application to use the whole monitor area and hope that the desktop will actually grant you the boon of page flipping so that you will get reasonable performance and maybe not even experience tearing. Results so far have been mixed, and depend on a lot of pieces working in ways that aren't exactly how they were designed to work.
  • GUADEC accommodation
    At this year’s GUADEC in Manchester we have rooms available for you right at the venue in lovely modern student townhouses. As I write this there are still some available to book along with your registration. In a couple of days we have to a final numbers to the University for how many rooms we want, so it would help us out if all the folk who want a room there could register and book one now if you haven’t already done so! We’ll have some available for later booking but we have to pay up front for them now so we can’t reserve too many.
  • Kickstarter for Niryo One, open source 6-axis 3D printed robotic arm, doubles campaign goal
    A Kickstarter campaign for the Niryo One, an open source 3D printed 6-axis robotic arm, has more than doubled its €20,000 target after just a couple of days. The 3D printed robot is powered by Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Robot Operating System.
  • Linux Action Show to End Eleven Year Run at LFNW
    Jupiter Broadcasting’s long-running podcast, Linux Action Show, will soon be signing off the air…er, fiber cable, for the last time. The show first streamed on June 10, 2006 and was hosted by “Linux Tycoon” Bryan Lunduke and Jupiter Broadcasting founder Chris Fisher. Lunduke left the show in 2012, replaced by Matt Hartley, who served as co-host for about three years. The show is currently hosted by Fisher and Noah Chelliah, president of Altispeed, an open source technology company located in Grand Forks, North Dakota.