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Raspberry Pi: How To Build A Digital Dashboard For An Older Car

Sunday 2nd of October 2016 05:39:46 PM
One of the interesting projects where the Raspberry Pi can be applied is in cars not equipped with onboard diagnostics version 2 (or OBD-II).

Install MyBB on Ubuntu 16.04

Sunday 2nd of October 2016 12:57:36 PM
In today’s article we will install MyBB on a Ubuntu 16.04 VPS.MyBB is a very popular open source, intuitive and extensible forum software developed using PHP and MySQL.

Bug Bounty Hunters Can Earn $1.5 Million For A Successful Jailbreak Of iOS 10

Sunday 2nd of October 2016 08:40:11 AM
American information security company Zerodium is currently offering payouts of up to $1.5 million for original and unreported vulnerabilities with fully functional exploits on major operating systems, software and/or devices. With this figure, exploits on iOS 10 can be the most profitable of payouts...

Mintbox Mini Pro: A Cheap Linux Machine With Compelling Specs

Sunday 2nd of October 2016 06:22:57 AM
The Mintbox Mini has been received a major hardware upgrade and it is now called Mintbox Mini Pro. The Linux machine comes at a price of $395 and features an all-metal casing which eliminates the need for a cooling fan. Significant bumps having been given to the storage, RAM, processor, wireless, and other hardware components.

When Is A Chair Just A Chair? And Other Annoying Copyright Questions

Sunday 2nd of October 2016 04:05:43 AM
Last year, the UK decided to repeal a part of its copyright law that enforced a drastically reduced copyright term for "industrially exploited artistic works" including "works of artistic craftsmanship" — in other words, the industrial design of manufactured objects that are primarily functional, like appliances and furniture. Rather than the full life-plus-seventy term, the copyright on such works was limited to 25 years from the date of manufacturing...... In any case, the rule was repealed and it was repealed retroactively:

Changing the way we design for the web

Sunday 2nd of October 2016 01:57:01 AM
Open-minded folks from tech, business, education, and many other fields will convene to hear about the fantastic things happening in the open world, from software to hardware and beyond.

Linux Journal October 2016

Sunday 2nd of October 2016 12:08:22 AM
Out with the New, and in with the Newer!There was a show a few years back called, "Extreme Makeover: HomeEdition".The premise of the show was to find families who needed their house

96Boards SBCs host Intel Joule and Curie IoT modules

Saturday 1st of October 2016 10:19:43 PM
Gumstix announced two SBCs this week, based on Intel Joule and Curie IoT modules and built to 96Boards CE and IE form-factor specifications, respectively. At Linaro Connect Las Vegas 2016, where earlier this week Linaro’s announced a new 96Boards IoT Edition (IE) spec, Gumstix announced support for’s open SBC standards with two new […]

Choose the best Desktop’s for FreeBSD

Saturday 1st of October 2016 08:31:05 PM
As we know, By default the FreeBSD ISO doesn’t comes with graphical user interface and we need to install manually which is suitable for us.

Canonical Brings Kubernetes to Ubuntu

Saturday 1st of October 2016 06:42:26 PM
Canonical has worked with Google to bring its own version of the open source container tool, Kubernetes, to its Linux distribution.

Hackable 96Boards carriers host Intel Joule and Curie IoT modules

Saturday 1st of October 2016 04:53:48 PM
Gumstix announced two 96Boards form-factor carrier boards, based on Intel’s Joule and Curie modules, that can be customized with its Geppetto design tool. At Linaro Connect Las Vegas 2016, where earlier this week Linaro’s announced a new 96Boards IoT Edition (IE) spec, Gumstix announced support for’s open SBC standards with two new customizable […]

OpenShift Commons Gathering event preview

Saturday 1st of October 2016 03:05:10 PM
We're just two months out from the OpenShift Commons Gathering coming up on November 7, 2016 in Seattle, Washington, co-located with KubeCon and more

Asterisk 14 Improves Open-Source VoIP

Saturday 1st of October 2016 01:16:31 PM
Latest major release of Asterisk includes new features designed to make it easier to get up and running quickly

A $5 Linux server, open source software in China, and more news

Saturday 1st of October 2016 11:27:52 AM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at a $5 Linux server, China's adoption of open source software, Plasma 5.8, and more.Open source news roundup for September 18-October 1, 2016read more

Cinnamon 3.2 in Linux Mint 18.1 Supports Vertical Panels, Better Accelerometers

Saturday 1st of October 2016 09:39:14 AM
After informing the community a few days ago about the upcoming improvements and new features shipping with the XApps software projects in Linux Mint 18.1, Clement Lefebvre just published the monthly Linux Mint newsletter.

ORWL - First Open Source And Physically Secure PC, Runs Linux And Windows

Saturday 1st of October 2016 07:50:35 AM
ORWL is the first open source, physically secure computer. Using a secure microcontroller (MCU) and an 'active clamshell mesh', the device makes sure that nobody breaks the security of the system. Its maker, Design Shift, has also launched a crowdfunding campaign on Crowd Supply.

This Week in Open Source News: Hyperledger Plays Key Role in IBM Revenue, Open Source Industry Standards Debate, & More

Saturday 1st of October 2016 06:01:56 AM
This week in open source and Linux news, IBM's CEO explains the importance of blockchain at SWIFT's Sibos conference, and more! Get up to speed with this handy, weekly digest.

SUSECON 2016: Where Technology Reigns Supreme

Saturday 1st of October 2016 04:13:17 AM
SUSECON has become a flagship conference in the industry for many of the same reasons I love fall: crisp, refreshing content that invigorates your brain and gets you thinking about new possibilities. SUSE customers, partners and general open-source enthusiasts learn about new open-source solutions from both SUSE and upstream projects.

Cloudera, Hortonworks, and Uber to Keynote at Apache Big Data and ApacheCon Europe

Saturday 1st of October 2016 02:24:38 AM
Leading open source technologists from Cloudera, Hortonworks, Uber, Red Hat, and more are set to speak at Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon Europe, taking place Nov. 14-18 in Seville, Spain. The Linux Foundation today announced keynote speakers and sessions for the co-located events.

ownCloud Desktop Client 2.2.4 Released with Updated Dolphin Plugin, Bug Fixes

Saturday 1st of October 2016 12:35:59 AM
ownCloud is still alive and kicking, and they've recently released a new maintenance update of the ownCloud Desktop Client, version 2.2.4, bringing some much-needed improvements and patching various annoying issues.

More in Tux Machines

Ubuntu 16.10 review: Convergence is in a holding pattern; consistency’s here instead

There's plenty in Ubuntu 16.10 that makes it worth the upgrade, though nothing about Canonical's latest release is groundbreaking. This less experimental but worthwhile update continues to refine and bug-fix what at this point has become the fastest, stablest, least-likely-to-completely-change-between-point releases of the three major "modern" Linux desktops. Still, while the Unity 7.5 desktop offers stability and speed today, it's not long for this world. Ubuntu 16.10 is the seventh release since the fabled Unity 8 and its accompanying Mir display server were announced. Yet in Ubuntu 16.10, there's still no Unity 8 nor Mir. Read more

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 OpenGL/Vulkan/OpenCL Linux Performance

Earlier this week NVIDIA began shipping the GeForce GTX 1050 graphics cards and our first review is of a Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Mini. A GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Linux review is still coming up plus some other articles looking at performance-per-Watt and other interesting areas for these low-cost Pascal-based GPUs. Here are results of the latest NVIDIA Linux performance compared to the latest open-source AMD Linux driver with various Radeon GPUs. Read more

What you can learn from GitHub's top 10 open source projects

Open source dominates big data. So much so, in fact, that Cloudera co-founder Mike Olson has declared, "No dominant platform-level software infrastructure has emerged in the last ten years in closed-source, proprietary form." He's right, as the vast majority of our best big data infrastructure (Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, MongoDB, etc.) is open source. Read more


  • Managing OpenStack with Open Source Tools
    Day 2 operations are still dominated by manual and custom individual scripts devised by system administrators. Automation is needed by enterprises. Based on the above analysis, Ansible is a leading open source project with a high number contributions and a diverse community of contributions. Thus Ansible is a well supported and popular open source tool to orchestrate and manage OpenStack.
  • Databricks Weaves Deep Learning into Cloud-Based Spark Platform
    Databricks, a company founded by the creators of the popular open-source Big Data processing engine Apache Spark, is a firm that we've been paying close attention to here at OStatic. We're fans of the company's online courses on Spark, and we recently caught up with Kavitha Mariappan, who is Vice President of Marketing at the company, for a guest post on open source tools and data science. Now, Databricks has announced the addition of deep learning support to its cloud-based Apache Spark platform. The company says this enhancement adds GPU support and integrates popular deep learning libraries to the Databricks' big data platform, extending its capabilities to enable the rapid development of deep learning models. "Data scientists looking to combine deep learning with big data -- whether it's recognizing handwriting, translating speech between languages, or distinguishing between malignant and benign tumors -- can now utilize Databricks for every stage of their workflow, from data wrangling to model tuning," the company reports, adding "Databricks is the first to integrate these diverse workloads in a fast, secure, and easy-to-use Apache Spark platform in the cloud."
  • OpenStack Building the Cloud for the Next 50 Years (and Beyond)
    Two OpenStack Foundation executives talk about what has gone wrong, what has gone right and what's next for the open-source cloud. BARCELONA, Spain—When OpenStack got started in 2010, it was a relatively small effort with only two companies involved. Over the last six years, that situation has changed dramatically with OpenStack now powering telecom, retail and scientific cloud computing platforms for some of the largest organizations in the world.
  • The Myth of the Root Cause: How Complex Web Systems Fail
    Complex systems are intrinsically hazardous systems. While most web systems fortunately don’t put our lives at risk, failures can have serious consequences. Thus, we put countermeasures in place — backup systems, monitoring, DDoS protection, playbooks, GameDay exercises, etc. These measures are intended to provide a series of overlapping protections. Most failure trajectories are successfully blocked by these defenses, or by the system operators themselves.
  • How to assess the benefits of SDN in your network
    Software-defined networking has matured from a science experiment into deployable, enterprise-ready technology in the last several years, with vendors from Big Switch Networks and Pica8 to Hewlett Packard Enterprise and VMware offering services for different use cases. Still, Nemertes Research's 2016 Cloud and Data Center Benchmark survey found a little more than 9% of organizations now deploying SDN in production.