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Atom-based gateway taps new open source IoT cloud platform

Thursday 30th of June 2016 11:55:36 PM
Eurotech’s rugged, IP40 protected “ReliaGate 20-26” IoT gateway runs Red Hat Linux on a Bay Trail Atom, and has cellular, GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth options. Eurotech’s ReliaGate 20-26 is the latest in a line of Internet of Things gateways, such as the ReliaGate 10-11, based on a TI AM3352 Sitara SoC, and the Intel Atom […]

Install Nagios core 4.1.1 on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Server

Thursday 30th of June 2016 10:46:59 PM
Install Nagios core 4.1.1 on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Server

DuckDuckGo: The Little Search Engine That Gives Back Big

Thursday 30th of June 2016 09:38:22 PM
DuckDuckGo's proprietor, Gabriel Weinberg, says his once-personal project isn't making anyone wealthy, but he and his workers live decently. He says they're doing well enough that giving money to open source projects doesn't hurt their budget.

Linux Mint 18 Screenshot Tour

Thursday 30th of June 2016 08:29:45 PM
A new project called X-Apps was started and its goal is to produce generic applications for traditional GTK desktop environments. The idea behind this project is to replace applications which no longer integrate properly outside of a particular environment (this is the case for a growing number of GNOME applications) and to give our desktop environments the same set of core applications, so that each change, each new feature being developed, each little improvement made in one of them will benefit not just one environment, but all of them.

Using ATA Over Ethernet (AoE) on CentOS 7 (Initiator and Target)

Thursday 30th of June 2016 07:21:07 PM
This guide explains how you can set up an AoE target and an AoE initiator (client), both running CentOS 7. AoE stands for "ATA over Ethernet" and is a storage area network (SAN) protocol which allows AoE initiators to use storage devices on the (remote) AoE target using normal ethernet cabling. "Remote" in this case means "inside the same LAN" because AoE is not routable outside a LAN (this is a major difference compared to iSCSI). To the AoE initiator, the remote storage looks like a normal, locally-attached hard drive.

Does your company have a plan for adopting containers?

Thursday 30th of June 2016 06:12:30 PM
Linux containers are definitely attracting a lot of attention as cloud-native alternative to virtual machines for application isolation and deployment, but where does your company sit on the adoption spectrum?read more

New LibreOffice Vulnerability Patched in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Debian and Arch Linux

Thursday 30th of June 2016 05:03:53 PM
Canonical published a new security notice to inform users of the Ubuntu Linux operating system that the latest LibreOffice builds have landed in the repositories.

Oh, Red Hat. Contain yourself and your 'new innovations' talk

Thursday 30th of June 2016 03:55:16 PM
Open-source biz extends Linux sandbox offerings with storage and moreRed Hat Summit Red Hat is going full tilt after bringing containers and traditional Linux apps together under its management with a raft of announcements.…

What makes up the Fedora kernel?

Thursday 30th of June 2016 02:46:39 PM
Every Fedora system runs a kernel. Many pieces of code come together to make this a reality. Each release of the Fedora kernel starts with a baseline release from the upstream community. This is often called a ‘vanilla’ kernel. The... Continue Reading →

Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" Cinnamon and MATE Editions Officially Released

Thursday 30th of June 2016 01:38:02 PM
The Linux Mint project, through Clement Lefebvre, has had the great pleasure of announcing the general availability of the Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" operating system.

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How To Build A Raspberry Pi Smartwatch — The Geekiest Watch Ever Made

In our Getting Started With Raspberry Pi series, we’ve introduced you to the basics of Pi, told you how to get everything you need, and help you boot a basic operating system. But, Raspberry Pi is much more than that. You can use it as a TOR proxy router, build your own PiPhone, and even install Windows 10 IoT. This little device comes with lots of flexibility, that allows it to be used in multiple applications. Well, did you ever think about wearing your Raspberry Pi? If your answer is NO, I won’t be surprised. If you imagine a scenario where Raspberry Pi is used to build a smartwatch, it would look too bulky. Well, that’s the thing about making geeky things that set you apart from the regular crowd, right? Read more

Ubuntu Leftovers

  • Yakkety Yak Alpha 2 Released
  • Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" Alpha 2 Released
    Today marks the second alpha release for Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" flavors participating in these early development releases. Participating in today's Yakkety Yak Alpha 2 development milestone are Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, and Ubuntu Kylin. No Xubuntu or Kubuntu releases to report on this morning.
  • PSA: Ubuntu 15.10 Hits End of Life Today
    It's time to wave a weary goodbye to the Wily Werewolf, as Ubuntu 15.10 support ends today.
  • Jono Bacon on Life After (and Before) GitHub
    Do you want to know what it takes to be a professional community manager? This interview will show you the kind of personality that does well at it, and how Jono Bacon, one of the world’s finest community managers, discovered Linux and later found his way into community management. Bacon is world-famous as the long-time community manager for Ubuntu. He was so good, I sometimes think his mother sang “you’ll be a community manager by and by” to him when he was a baby. In 2014 he went to XPRIZE, not a FOSS company, but important nevertheless. From there he dove back into FOSS as community manager for GitHub. Now Bacon is a freelance, self-employed community manager. One of his major clients is HackerOne, whose CEO is Bacon’s and my mutual friend Mårten Mickos. But HackerOne is far from his only client. In the interview he says he recently got back from visiting a client in China, and that he has more work then he can handle.

I've been Linuxing since before you were born

Once upon a time, there was no Linux. No, really! It did not exist. It was not like today, with Linux everywhere. There were multiple flavors of Unix, there was Apple, and there was Microsoft Windows. When it comes to Windows, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Despite adding 20+ gigabytes of gosh-knows-what, Windows is mostly the same. (Except you can't drop to a DOS prompt to get actual work done.) Hey, who remembers Gorilla.bas, the exploding banana game that came in DOS? Fun times! The Internet never forgets, and you can play a Flash version on Kongregate.com. Apple changed, evolving from a friendly system that encouraged hacking to a sleek, sealed box that you are not supposed to open, and that dictates what hardware interfaces you are allowed to use. 1998: no more floppy disk. 2012: no more optical drive. The 12-inch MacBook has only a single USB Type-C port that supplies power, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, external storage, video output, and accessories. If you want to plug in more than one thing at a time and don't want to tote a herd of dongles and adapters around with you, too bad. Next up: The headphone jack. Yes, the one remaining non-proprietary standard hardware port in Apple-land is doomed. Read more