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PostgresOpen is the longest running PostgreSQL conference in the United States. This week I had the pleasure of chatting with Stephen Frost, who is the program committee chair and a main organizer of PostgresOpen, which takes place this year in Dallas, TX from September 13-15. We talked about who goes, what sessions to look for, and their charity event which will be helping a cause near and dear to my heart: diversity in tech.read more
While there are many ways with which we can search and locate files and directories on Linux, the easiest and quickest is probably through the terminal. However, not many Linux users know about that, which leads to unneeded frustration. Here is a quick guide that will hopefully help you locate what you're looking for in your system.
Many organisations and businesses world wide are converting their core computer operating system to Linux as opposed to other operating systems for a number of reasons some of which we shall discuss here in after (why linux),this is mostly because of problems faced in daily computer usage both at home and at the work place.
In June 2016, I wrote about the MQA proprietary closed-source music encoding system and shared my thoughts on why I felt the system is not a good thing. Since then, I've been reading more about MQA so this month I'll share additional thoughts.read more
Clement Lefebvre has proudly announced the release and immediate availability of the final version of the Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" KDE Edition operating system.
Higher education is increasingly embracing different concepts of openness, from open access to open education resources (OER). But where does that other open concept—open source—fit into this model? Open source represents the best way to ensure these materials can be easily modified, without risk of material suddenly becoming unchangeable or inaccessible.First, some quick definitions:read more
Advantech’s 3.5-inch form-factor “MIO-6300” board-set aims the company’s Celeron N2930-based Pico-ITX SBC at robotics and other real-time control apps. In our recent coverage of Advantech’s Bay Trail-based MIO-3260 Pico-ITX single board computer, we highlighted the ability to use the SBC’s unique MIOe expansion bus to add application-specific I/O and real-world coastline ports by means of […]
Engineer Marc Merlin has been working at Google since 2001 but has been involved with Linux since 1993, in its very early days. Since then, open source adoption has dramatically increased, but a new challenge is emerging: Not many companies care about the license side of open source, Merlin stated in his talk “How Google Uses and Contributes to Open Source” at LinuxCon and ContainerCon North America.
I asked recently for readers opinions as to the best distributions for the average user. This article highlights the results with contributions from all around the world.
Raspberry Pi Founder Eben Upton was extremely proud to announce that a total of ten million Raspberry Pi single-board computers have been sold to date.
Tasksel is a handy tool for Debian/Ubuntu systems which will install Group of Software in a single click on your system.
I have rewritten some of the compression based articles on about.com including those for zip, gzip and bzip2. I decided to test out which worked the best and here are the results.
DOS: the Disk Operating System. For many of us whose computer coming-of-age story spanned across the 80s and 90s, we remember it, fondly or not, as the gateway into our computers. But somewhere along the way, DOS gave way to graphical environments, and some of us opted to move to open source alternatives.read more
All we can say is watch this interview with Christine Hall and you’ll know what we have to put up with on a daily basis — equipment that’s not quite up to par and a boss who’s a refugee from The Addams Family.
A new tool makes it simple to set up the Pi from a laptop, whether for first use or when you're away from home.
I recently started to check out Kubernetes and wanted to share with everyone how I got WordPress running on it as a three-tier application.
This tutorial explains how to setup and use an SVN repository server on centOS. Before I start, let me explain what actually SVN represents and what it is used for. SVN is actually an abbreviation of SubVersion which had been created by the Apache software developer. It enables you to create and maintain your own repository and gives fine-grained access rights to a dedicated user.
Make your Raspberry Pi the centrepiece of your home entertainment system
Also in today's open source roundup: Android 7.0 Nougat review, and 7 features that the iPhone 7 borrowed from Android.
No one noticed but in HPE's spin-off of its software assets, the company also tied the knot with leading enterprise Linux power SUSE.