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Try the Raspberry PIXEL Platform on Your Desktop

Saturday 4th of March 2017 12:44:46 AM
Anyone familiar with Linux likely has some knowledge of the Raspberry Pi. That may not necessarily equate to having experienced one of the greatest embedded platforms on the planet.

PlayStation 1 and 2 on Linux

Friday 3rd of March 2017 11:24:42 PM
There are basically three main gaming consoles on the market. These are the Playstation, Xbox and the Wii. Each of these have different varieties or versions. The PlayStation has a version 1, 2, 3, and 4. In a previous article about RecalboxOS I covered an Operating System (OS) which included a Playstation 1 emulator (the OS is for the Raspberry Pi). In this article I want to cover the emulators for the Playstation 1 and 2 for a standard Linux system.

Failing to secure DNS is 'savage ignorance': Geoff Huston

Friday 3rd of March 2017 10:04:39 PM
Not only has the DNS become the standard but lazy way to serve out domain-related information for other purposes and protocols, DNSSEC is now relatively easy to implement.

Program LEGO Mindstorms robots over WiFi with BrickPi

Friday 3rd of March 2017 08:44:36 PM
For the past year, I've been teaching students how to build and program robots using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 platform. From the outset, I wanted to find a way to use Scratch and other open source programming languages to extend the capabilities of the platform. That search led me to BrickPi, a Raspberry Pi add-on board from Dexter Industries that easily interfaces with Mindstorms sensors and motors.read more

16 Linux server monitoring commands you really need to know

Friday 3rd of March 2017 07:24:33 PM
If you want to know what's going on with your Linux server, start with these Linux monitoring commands.

PCLinuxOS 2017.03 KDE Edition Lands with KDE Plasma 5.8.6 LTS, Linux Kernel 4.9

Friday 3rd of March 2017 06:16:44 PM
The developers of the PCLinuxOS distribution announced the release of PCLinuxOS 2017.03 KDE Edition, an updated install medium that ships with all the latest KDE technologies and applications.

Master efficient typing with Ibus typing booster

Friday 3rd of March 2017 04:56:41 PM
The Ibus typing booster is a predictive text input method. The project goal is to empower existing keyboard layouts with predictions to allow users to boost their typing speed without compromising on data accuracy. This project started in 2010 with... Continue Reading →

Master JavaScript Programming with 18 Open-Source Books

Friday 3rd of March 2017 03:48:04 PM
This is the fifth in OSSBlog’s series of open source programming books. This compilation focuses on the JavaScript language with 18 solid recommendations. There are books here for beginner, intermediate, and advanced programmers alike. All of the texts are released under an open source license.

Node.js: A project for casual contributors

Friday 3rd of March 2017 02:39:27 PM
I sat down at the Open Source Leadership Summit to record a podcast with Mikeal Rogers, who heads the Node.js Foundation, a collaborative project under the Linux Foundation.read more

How to Install OSX-Arc Collection GTK Theme on Linux

Friday 3rd of March 2017 01:30:50 PM
OSX-Arc Collection Optimized from the original Arc theme with transparent elements for Linux.

How to Boot Up Raspberry Pi 3 from External Hard Disk

Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:22:13 PM
Raspberry Pi is built to boot up and run from the SD card. This tutorial shows you the steps to boot up and run Raspberry Pi from an external hard disk.

IBM Shamed Into Giving Away Awful Patent On Email Out-Of-Office Messages

Friday 3rd of March 2017 11:13:36 AM
You know, when you email someone and you get back a bounce that says the person is out of the office, and that they won't be reading emails (even though they probably are reading them anyway and probably will respond anyway, because, really, who goes off email these days?). Anyway, the application for this patent was filed in 2010, way, way, way after OOO messages were quite common... ... As the EFF notes, going over the history of this patent demonstrates why the US Patent Office is so bad at this stuff.

Create Your Own Pi Distro

Friday 3rd of March 2017 10:04:59 AM
Many people may want to tweak their own version of a Linux Operating System (OS) but are unsure how to do it. Some may think it is too hard to do. If you have a Raspberry Pi and a few free hours to play around with it then you may want to try this out.

Elasticsearch and Kibana : installation and basic usage on Ubuntu 16.04

Friday 3rd of March 2017 08:56:22 AM
In this tutorial, we will be going through the installation steps for Elasticsearch followed by the installation of Kibana and then we will use Kibana to store and retrieve data. Elasticsearch is a production ready search engine written in java and is extremely powerful. It can be used as a standalone search engine for the web or as a search engine for e-commerce web applications.

Three Years after Heartbleed, How Vulnerable Are You?

Friday 3rd of March 2017 07:47:44 AM
Three years ago, the Heartbleed vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptographic library sent the software industry and companies around the world into a panic. Software developers didn't know enough about the open source components used in their own products to understand whether their software was vulnerable - and customers using that software didn't know either.

10 Best Java IDEs For Linux

Friday 3rd of March 2017 06:39:07 AM
Java, the famous programming language that is useful to us at almost every time in our daily work. Directly or indirectly we work on Java software almost everyday. My fellow developers, coders, programmers also use to develop Java software that is why I decided that it would be worth to write an article on it.

How Service Discovery Works in Containerized Applications Using Docker Swarm Mode

Friday 3rd of March 2017 05:30:30 AM
When I first started considering container use in production environments, a question came to mind: When a container may exist across a cluster of servers, how do I get others (people, or applications) to connect to it reliably, no matter where it is in the cluster?

The Talos Principle has another stable build with Vulkan improvements, much better than OpenGL

Friday 3rd of March 2017 04:21:53 AM
Croteam have put out yet another stable build of The Talos Principle, which brings improvements for the Vulkan version. I did some fresh benchmarks and the different is quite amazing.

Security-minded i.MX6 UL COM doubles up on Ethernet and CAN

Friday 3rd of March 2017 03:13:16 AM
Aries’ “M6UL” COM expands on an i.MX6 UltraLite SoC with 4GB eMMC, dual Ethernet ports, and dual CAN ports, as well as DRM ID, encryption, and secure boot. Germany-based Aries Embedded has announced a “M6UL” computer-on-module as a drop-in replacement for its earlier i.MX28-based M28 COM. The new device keeps the SODIMM-style form factor, but advances to NXP’s i.MX6 UltraLite (UL) SoC.

Rugged transport PC runs Linux on Kaby Lake

Friday 3rd of March 2017 02:04:38 AM
Axiomtek’s “tBOX324-894-FL” is an EN 501x-certified transport PC with 7th Gen CPUs, 2x swappable SATA 3 drives, 4x M12 GbE ports, and -40 to 70ºC support. The tBOX324-894-FL computer is designed for train management, truck fleet management, transportation controller, data transfer, and security surveillance, as well as infotainment controllers in vehicle, railway, and marine markets, […]

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Leftovers: Software

  • Flowblade Video Editor 1.12 Released, Adds 2 New Tools
    A shiny new version of open-source video editor Flowblade is available for download. Flowblade 1.12 introduces a pair of new tools. Progress has also been made towards creating a distribution agnostic .AppImage, though, alas, there are still kinks to be ironed out so you won’t find an app image of the current release.
  • Vivaldi 1.8 Web Browser Launch Imminent As First Release Candidate Is Out
    Vivaldi's Ruarí Ødegaard announced today, March 24, 2017, the release and immediate availability of the first Release Candidate of the forthcoming Vivaldi 1.8 web browser for all supported platforms. Dubbed as Vivaldi Snapshot 1.8.770.44, the Release Candidate of Vivaldi 1.8 is here to fix some last-minute bugs for the new History feature, which is the star of the new upcoming web browser release based on the latest Chromium 57 open-source project, as well as to improve the user interface zoom functionality.
  • Epiphany 3.24 Web Browser Has New Bookmarks UI, Improves Tracking Protection
    GNOME 3.24 arrived a couple of days ago, and it's the biggest release of the popular desktop environment so far, shipping with lots of new features and improvements across all of its applications and components. During its 6-month development cycle, we managed to cover all the major features implemented in the GNOME 3.24 desktop environment, but also the various improvements included in many of the apps that are usually distributed under the GNOME Stack umbrella.
  • Firefox Sync Support Is Coming to GNOME Web
    GNOME Web (aka the browser formerly known as Epiphany) is working to add Firefox Sync support, letting users keep bookmarks, history and open-tabs in sync across devices.

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