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Gumstix and Arrow launched a customizable DragonBoard 410C expansion board for UAV and MAV applications, that adds NimbeLink LTE and camera support. Gumstix and Arrow Electronics announced the availability of a $149 variant of its AeroCore 2 board called the “AeroCore 2 Expansion Board for DragonBoard 410C.”
Being asked to find needles in haystacks is all too familiar a task for Sysadmins.
Recording a terminal session may be important in helping someone learn a process, sharing information in an understandable way, and also presenting a series of commands in a proper manner. Whatever the purpose, there are many times when copy-pasting text from the terminal won't be very helpful while capturing a video of the process is quite far-fetched and may not be always possible. In this quick guide, we will take a look at the easiest way to record and share a terminal session in .gif format.
Byfield’s thoughtful book on design using LibreOffice can help improve the quality of both online and print material you create with LibreOffice — or even with its progenitor, OpenOffice.
We enabled the automatic account configuration of Icedove which discovers the correct parameters to connect to your email provider based on your email address. We improved it to rely only on secure protocol and we are working on sharing these improvements with Mozilla so that users of Thunderbird outside Tails can benefit from them as well. Upgrades and changes: update Tor Browser to 6.0.1, based on Firefox 45.; remove the pre-configured #tails IRC channel, join us on XMPP instead; always display minimize and maximize buttons in title bars; remove GNOME Tweak Tool and hledger.
The $60 Arduino-compatible “Mayfly Data Logger” board has 128KB flash, offers Grove module and Xbee wireless expansion, and targets environmental apps. EnviroDIY.org, an open source spinoff of the Stroud Water Research Center in Pennsylvania, announced the EnviroDIY Mayfly Logger in December, and began selling it on Amazon in mid-May, as reported in this Adafruit blog […]
Here’s some sneak peek on the major expectations that is bound to come bundles with Ubuntu 16.10.
Google to seize control of Android with proprietary version. Google is reportedly working on taking control of Android with its own closed-source version of the mobile operating system. An analyst says that, although Google won’t admit that there’s a problem with updates to the latest Android OS, the company is aware of it and trying to solve the issue.
In the previous two months, we've looked at Darktable and digiKam as open source photo management and editing suites. A third open source photographer's suite, called LightZone, has been around since 2005 as a closed source application, but got open sourced when its parent company dissolved in 2011.read more
Redmond will support it inside Azure and send code back to the FreeBSD FoundationMicrosoft has published its own distribution of FreeBSD 10.3 in order to make the OS available and supported in Azure.…
Also in today's open source roundup: 7 Android launchers that change the look of your phone, and Endless OS versus Chrome OS.
For many students in mathematics, physical sciences, engineering, economics, and other fields with a heavy numeric component, MATLAB is their first introduction to programming or scientific computing in general.read more
What's slick about Dynamsoft's Barcode Reader SDK is that just a fewlines of code from scratch are required instead of potentially hundreds ofthem, which could save months o
Any software — even a premier operating system — that gets onto computers through stealth means has crossed over to the dark side
"Having an expensive camera and Photoshop doesn't make you a professional photographer—not needing them does."I'm not sure who the original source of that quote is, but I heard it from one of my professors in college. While most focused on the "expensive camera" part of that quote, I prefer to focus on the "Photoshop" part. Historically, the topic of photography workflow on a computer always brought thoughts of older Macintosh or Apple systems. Over time, however, Windows became just as capable in most people's minds.read more
Imagination and prpl have demo’d secure virtualization technology that lets routers running OpenWrt on MIPS Warrior CPUs stay legal under new FCC rules. The open source prpl Foundation, which was established in 2014 by MIPS IP vendor Imagination Technologies and other companies, has proposed a way for router companies to let their U.S. customers upload […]
Some features to point out in this release: Kernel 4.4 LTS is used for this release, such as the latest drivers available to date. Relative to the last installation media release, our tools have been improved and polished. The Manjaro Settings Manager (MSM) now provides an easy-to-use graphical interface for installing and removing the many series of kernels we offer. Manjaro's selection of available kernels remains the most extensive of all Linux distribution we know of. At the time of this 16.06 release, eleven kernel-series are available directly from our binary repositories, ranging from the mature and rock-solid 3.10 series to the latest 4.6 release.
Ubuntu MATE project leader, Martin Wimpress, informed us just a few moments ago about the availability of the MATE 1.14 desktop environment for the Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.
Will kick away AOSP for faster upgrades, he claims. Google is preparing to seize control of Android with its own proprietary closed-source version of the mobile operating system, an analyst claims.
With the rise of control panels over the years administering a server has become less challenging for beginners in the wonderful Linux world. You have WHM/cPanel, DirectAdmin, Webmin, ISPConfig, Vesta etc… control panels that ease the server management to a level that everyone will find suitable.