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Rugged, 3.5-inch SBC expands upon Skylake

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 03:12:47 AM
Perfectron’s Linux-friendly, 3.5-inch “OXY5361A” SBC supplies 6th Gen CPUs with industrial temp support, and a pair each of mini-PCIe, GbE, and DP links. The OXY5361A follows earlier x86-based 3.5-inch SBCs from Perfectron such as the 5th Gen “Broadwell” based OXY5338A.

Welcoming FRRouting to The Linux Foundation

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 01:58:27 AM
One of the most exciting parts of being in this industry over the past couple of decades has been witnessing the transformative impact that open source software has had on IT in general and specifically on networking. Contributions to various open source projects have fundamentally helped bring the reliability and economics of web-scale IT to organizations of all sizes. I am happy to report the community has taken yet another step forward with FRRouting.

Linux 4.10.8, 4.9.20 LTS and 4.4.59 LTS Kernels Are Out to Address Various Bugs

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 12:44:06 AM
At the end of March, Greg Kroah-Hartman released three new maintenance updates for the long-term supported Linux 4.9 and 4.4 kernel series, as well as the latest stable Linux 4.10 kernel branch.

Android beats Windows as most popular OS for interwebz -- by 0.02%

Monday 3rd of April 2017 11:29:46 PM
Google's Android has overtaken Windows to become the world's first-choice platform for accessing the internet, according to number cruncher StatCounter.… It's the first time Windows has been bested with StatCounter calling the March figures a "milestone in technology history and the end of an era".

10 Practical Examples of Linux Cal/NCal command for Beginners

Monday 3rd of April 2017 10:15:26 PM
If you want to quickly view a calendar on terminal in Linux, then cal is the command line tool that you should be using. By default the command displays the current month in output.

Tiny, temp-resistant SBC runs Android 6.0 on Snapdragon 820

Monday 3rd of April 2017 09:01:06 PM
iWave has launched a rugged, 56 x 50mm “iW-RainboW-G25S” SBC with a Snapdragon 820 SoC, up to 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM, up to 128GB eMMC, WiFi, BT, and GPS. The iW-RainboW-G25S single board computer, which iWave also calls the APQ8096 SBC and Snapdragon 820 SBC, runs Android Marshamallow on Qualcomm’s quad-core APQ8096 SoC, better known […]

Students meet Fedora at Linux Weekend 2017

Monday 3rd of April 2017 07:46:46 PM
Open source projects are built online and a lot of their community members are placed all over the world. Even though projects have people from around the world, this doesn’t stop ambitious community members to organize open source conferences or... Continue Reading →

Congress to US citizens: Want online privacy? Pay up!

Monday 3rd of April 2017 06:32:26 PM
Tuesday’s congressional vote to repeal U.S. restrictions on broadband providers doesn’t mean that online privacy is dead. Consumers will just have to pay for it. The coming repeal, which President Trump is expected to sign into law, paves a clearer path for broadband providers to sell customers’ internet browsing history and other online data, without their consent.

Introducing Flashback, an Internet mocking tool

Monday 3rd of April 2017 05:18:06 PM
At LinkedIn, we often develop web applications that need to interact with third-party websites. We also employ automatic testing to ensure the quality of our software before it is shipped to production. However, a test is only as useful as it is reliable.With that in mind, it can be highly problematic for a test to have external dependencies, such as on a third-party website, for instance. These external sites may change without notice, suffer from downtime, or otherwise become temporarily inaccessible, as the Internet is not 100% more

How To access linux remote desktop session using VNC

Monday 3rd of April 2017 04:03:46 PM
Many times we take the Linux session using famous tool Putty. What if you need to take Linux remote desktop session (GUI) session? Answer is VNC server. This post will quickly guide you about how to take remote Linux remote desktop GUI session.

Microsoft's in-store Android looks desperate but can Google stop it?

Monday 3rd of April 2017 02:49:26 PM
To survive in an increasingly mobile-first world, Microsoft needs the kind of regulatory intervention it fought so hard to avoid in the 1990s and 2000s. Only this time, imposed on the dominant mobile OS, Google's Android.…

Stupid Patent Of The Month: Storing Files In Folders

Monday 3rd of April 2017 01:35:06 PM
Our ongoing Reclaim Invention campaign urges universities not to sell patents to trolls. This month's stupid patent provides a good example of why. US Patent No. 8,473,532 (the '532 patent), "Method and apparatus for automatic organization for computer files," began its life with publicly-funded Louisiana Tech University. But in September last year, it was sold to a patent troll. A flurry of lawsuits quickly followed.

Introduction to functional programming

Monday 3rd of April 2017 12:20:46 PM
Depending on whom you ask, functional programming (FP) is either an enlightened approach to programming that should be spread far and wide, or an overly academic approach to programming with few real-world benefits. In this article, I will explain what functional programming is, explore its benefits, and recommend resources for learning functional more

Linux Lite 3.4 Released, Introduces Updates Notifier Tool and RAM Optimizations

Monday 3rd of April 2017 10:18:49 AM
Linux Lite creator Jerry Bezencon had the great pleasure of announcing the general availability of the final release of Linux Lite 3.4, a desktop-oriented operating system based on Ubuntu.

Microsoft to take CodePlex behind the shed and shoot it by Christmas

Monday 3rd of April 2017 08:24:27 AM
Advises developers to move to GitHub. Redmond's open source code repository CodePlex is to close on December 15, 2017 and Microsoft is advising users to move their stuff over to GitHub.…

Ubuntu 17.10 switches name to Cyrillic Alphabet

Monday 3rd of April 2017 06:30:05 AM
Clearly, Z is the last letter in the Latin alphabet. What will happen beyond that letter? Many of you have heard hints about the future name of the Ubuntu 17.10 name. There are letters "aa" reserved for this future release.

Linus Torvalds Announces the Fifth Release Candidate of the Linux 4.11 Kernel

Monday 3rd of April 2017 04:35:43 AM
It's Sunday again, at least in the US, which means that some of us we'll get to test drive a new Release Candidate (RC) build of the upcoming Linux 4.11 kernel, the fifth in the series.

Programming, open hardware, and more new articles in April

Monday 3rd of April 2017 02:41:21 AM
It's April here at headquarters in Raleigh, NC, where a new season, spring, has begun. It's also time for a new month of awesome open source stories and technologies for you to learn about. 

NixOS 17.03 "Gorilla" Is Out with Linux 4.9, KDE Plasma 5, and X.Org Server 1.19

Monday 3rd of April 2017 12:46:59 AM
The independently developed NixOS 17.03 Linux-based operating system has been officially released this past weekend after almost six months of development.

Getting started with tmux

Sunday 2nd of April 2017 10:52:37 PM
In this post, we will write about tmux, which is a terminal multiplexer, a lot like GNU Screen but much more powerful. If you spend a lot of time in a CLI, then you’ll love tmux.

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Fedora: The Latest (Flatpak, Wallpapers, and PHP)

  • Flatpak and Snaps aren't destined for graveyard of failed Linux tech yet
    The world of Linux has long been divided into tribes, or distros as we called them. But what actually makes a distro? The packages it uses? The people who put those packages together? The philosophy behind the choices the people who put the packages together make? The question of what makes a distro is actually very difficult on to answer and it's about to get even more difficult. There's a change coming to the world of Linux that's potentially big enough to make us rethink what a distro is and how it works. That change is Ubuntu's Snap packages and the parallel effort dubbed Flatpaks. While these two projects differ in the details, for the purposes of this article I'll consider them the same thing and use the terms interchangeably.
  • Need a New Wallpaper? Fedora 26 Has You Covered!
    Fedora 26 will ship with a stunning set of community-contributed wallpapers, and as ever, the standard of entries in the contest is incredibly high.
  • Fedora 26 will look awesome with supplemental wallpapers
  • PHP version 7.0.19RC1 and 7.1.5RC1

Tizen and Android

COBOL, Python and BeeWare

  • Banks should let ancient programming language COBOL die [iophk: "easy money"]

    Despite the fact that three trillion dollars run through COBOL systems every single day they are mostly maintained by retired programming veterans. There are almost no new COBOL programmers available so as retirees start passing away, then so does the maintenance for software written in the ancient programming language.

  • Cross-platform development with Python and BeeWare
    If you want to develop for Android, you have to use Java. If you want to develop for iOS, you have to use Objective C. And if you want to develop for the web, you have to use JavaScript. Right? These may be the preferred languages for these platforms, but at the end of the day, mobile phones and web browsers are computing platforms, and with a little work, you can use any language you want. With the BeeWare suite of libraries and bridges, you can use just Python. And, you can use the same code to deploy on all these platforms.