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Why keep Open States going?

Thursday 10th of November 2016 08:07:54 AM
We announced earlier this month that Open States is now being maintained by the original creators of the project, a community of Sunlight Foundation alumni and other more

Advantech's first five Apollo Lake SBCs include Mini-ITX, Pico-ITX models

Thursday 10th of November 2016 06:53:33 AM
Advantech announced five Linux-ready SBCs running Intel’s Apollo Lake SoCs in Mini-ITX, Pico-ITX, 3.5-inch, and EBX form factors. Advantech unveiled a variety of new boards and systems supporting Intel’s 14nm Atom E3900, Pentium N4200, and Celeron N3350 SoCs. The announcement, which also includes three COMs and three embedded computers that we hope to cover in [[he]#8230[/he]]

Latest AndEX Update Brings Linux Kernel 4.4.27 LTS to Android 7.0 Nougat

Thursday 10th of November 2016 05:39:13 AM
GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton announced the release of a new version of his commercial AndEX Android-x86-based operating system for personal computers.

Get Trained and Certified on Kubernetes with The Linux Foundation and CNCF

Thursday 10th of November 2016 04:24:53 AM
Kubernetes has quickly become the most popular container orchestration tool according to The New Stack, and thus is a hot new area for career development as the demand for IT practitioners skilled in Kubernetes has also surged.

Q4OS 1.8 "Orion" GNU/Linux Distro Ships with Brand New Trinity 14.0.4 Desktop

Thursday 10th of November 2016 03:10:33 AM
The developers of the Q4OS GNU/Linux distribution were pleased to inform Softpedia about the release and immediate availability of the Q4OS 1.8 "Orion" release.

Getting Started With Kubernetes Is Easy With Minikube

Thursday 10th of November 2016 01:56:12 AM
To get started with Kubernetes easily, we now have an all-in-one solution: minikube. Minikube will start a virtual machine locally and run the necessary Kubernetes components.

Google won't spike Linux Dirty Cow exploit until December Android patch

Thursday 10th of November 2016 12:41:52 AM
Google's November Android Security Bulletin fixes dozens of critical flaws, but not the recently disclosed copy-on-write, or CoW, Linux flaw dubbed 'Dirty Cow'.

Python Multidimensional Lists

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 11:27:32 PM
Now it's time to take lists to a new dimension. No, you don't need to learn how to code in "The Upside Down," but there are additional degrees of complexity to lists. Lists are used to hold data, but they are also used to categorize it. Values inside a list can be further broken down into other sets. That's essentially what a multidimensional list is.

After protest, Lenovo brings Linux compatibility to Yoga 900 and 900S

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 10:13:12 PM
Lenovo has issued a BIOS update so users can load Linux on Yoga 900, 900S and Ideapad 710 laptops.

How to Install Seafile with Nginx on CentOS 7

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 08:58:52 PM
Seafile is a private cloud software to that provides similar features like Dropbox,, and others, just hosted on your own server. Seafile is based on the python programming language and it is released under an open source license so that you can create your own private cloud and it will be much more secure. In this tutorial, I will install Seafile on CentOS 7 with Nginx web server and MariaDB as the database server.

Spinning and Text Processing

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 07:44:32 PM
I have a dirty secret to share, and I hope you won't think less of meonce you learn it.

Linux-driven COM/carrier offers mid-range Zynq

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 06:30:12 PM
MYIR has launched a COM that runs Linux on a Zynq-7015 ARM/FPGA SoC, and mounts on a carrier with USB, GbE, HDMI, PMOD, and FMC I/O. MYIR’s MYC-C7Z015 computer-on-module ...

Open source FIWARE platform creates new IoT business opportunities

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 05:15:52 PM
The European-funded IoT open source platform FIWARE has matured significantly in the past two years according to developers, and is now being used in industrial production cases, pilot smart city, and utilities projects. Two projects using the FIWARE platform include a city water quality pilot and an early warning system to identify and prevent pest risks to agricultural more

An introduction to Linux log files

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 04:01:32 PM
Before you start with this guide it is recommended that you login to your VPS and follow this guide while looking at the files in there, as that is the best way to learn and memorize the things.

Top 3 questions job seekers ask in open source

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 02:47:12 PM
As a recruiter working in the open source world, I love that I interact every day with some of the smartest people around. I get to hear about the cool projects they're working on and what they think about the industry, and when they are ready for a new challenge. I get to connect them to companies that are quietly changing the more

Scripting a DNA Sequence Viewer

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 01:32:52 PM
SANITY WARNING: Please don't read this article unless you're a compulsive shell scripter, like me. Seriously. There are some excellent FOSS sequence viewers in the distro repositories, with great GUIs and lots of features. Why would you want to build a less capable viewer that only works in a terminal?Still with me? OK, the script explained here is called 'DNA' and relies on up-to-date GNU utilities (e.g. GNU AWK) and BASH...

Cloud Native Computing Foundation Adds New Project, Grows Membership

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 12:18:32 PM
With Kubernetes momentum building, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation adds a fourth project, announces new members and starts a certification program.

DDoS Attack and Resiliency Measures

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 11:04:11 AM
Although DDoS is not a new kind of attack, because of the advent of IoT, the 'smart' devices are new victims for web-based attacks, and as per the predictions it is more likely to grow.

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