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The road to Wine 2.0 and Wine Staging 2.0 continues, and while the former already got its fifth Release Candidate (RC) development release at the end of last week, the latter yesterday received a new unstable build.
In our recent article, we talked about Exercism, an open source project to help people level up in their programming skills with exercises for dozens of different programming languages. Practitioners complete each exercise and then receive feedback on their response, enabling them to learn from their peer group's experience.
What is a unikernel? It is essentially a pared-down operating system (the unikernel) that can pair with an application into a unikernel application, typically running within a virtual machine. They are sometimes called library operating systems.......
OpenStack Swift is designed for maximum uptime to be able to serve data to your users all the time without stopping, even if parts of your cluster are down. With Swift, you should still be able to store new data and even to upgrade your cluster in production without downtime.
About three months ago we launched this global Equal Rating Innovation Challenge to help catalyze new thinking and innovation to provide access to the open Internet to those still living without. Clearly the idea resonated. Thanks to the help of numerous digital inclusion initiatives, think tanks, impact hubs and various local communities that supported us, our challenge has spurred global engagement.
Advantech’s UBX-310D is a fanless point of sale computer intended for small countertops and limited-space installations. The shock and vibration resistant device has a modest, 245 x 185 x 45mm footprint. The system runs Windows 7 or 8 as a default, with optional Linux 3.13, and supports applications such as retail, self-service, digital signage, and store management.
I grew up in the 1980s. That meant we drank far too much Kool-Aid, and onSaturday mornings, we got up early to watch cartoons. It also was theheyday of arcades, but I lived in the ghetto of Detroit and couldn'tafford quarters to play games. Plus, there were none anywhere near theneighborhood where I lived. For me, the first real video-game experiencewas the Atari 2600.
For most of us email is a big part of our online lives. Today we’re excited to share that we’ve made updates to the email experience in Firefox for iOS, making it possible to choose your favorite email app when … Read more
Anyone who likes to work with graphics will at one time or another find compositing software useful. Luckily, FOSS has several of the best in Blender and Natron.
There are quite a few command line basics to cover in this article. We will go over the TeleTYpe (TTY) and a few commands with operators. Be sure to practice all of these and be aware that these are the same for CentOS and Ubuntu unless otherwise noted.
Mesa 17, the next stable release of the open source graphics drivers on Linux has been a bit delayed, due to so much last minute work going on. Looks like Intel Ivy Bridge will get OpenGL 4.0.
Congatec’s Linux-ready “Conga-TS175” COM Express Basic Type 6 module supports 7th Gen Intel Core E/EQ and Xeon CPUs, Intel Optane SSDs, and up to 32GB DDR4. Congatec followed upon its earlier announcement of a Conga-TC175 COM Express Compact Type 6 module with a larger, 125 x 95mm Basic Type 6 module called the Conga-TS175. Both […]
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install WordPress with HHVM and Nginx as web server. I will use CentOS 7 as the operating system. HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine) is an open source virtual machine for executing programs written in PHP and Hack language. HHVM has been developed by Facebook, it provides most features of the current PHP 7 version.
Axiomtek’s 3.5-inch CAPA500 SBC taps LGA1151-ready CPUs from Intel’s 7th and 6th Generations, and offers PCIe, dual GbE, and optional “ZIO” expansion. Axiomtek’s CAPA500 is the first 3.5-inch form-factor SBC that we’ve seen that supports Intel’s latest 7th Generation “Kaby Lake” processors. Kaby Lake is similar enough to the 6th Gen “Skylake” family, sharing 14nm […]
Phoning Home, which sounded a lot like the film WALL-E when I first heard about it will come to Linux.
I carry a Garmin Etrex 10 when I go bug-collecting. It's a handheld GPS receiver without many frills, and I only use it to record the latitude and longitude of each of my collecting sites as a waypoint.At the start of a field trip I delete all previous waypoints. When I do this, the trip's waypoints are then serially numbered from 001 and stored in the Etrex 10 in a file with a name like Waypoints_14-NOV-16.gpx.When I get home [...] I then use a keyboard shortcut to launch my gpslogger script, which is explained in this article.
There's a new self-contained change planned for the upcoming Fedora 26 Linux distribution, due for release on June 6, 2017, namely a new flavor built around the lightweight, Qt-based LXQt desktop environment.
If you ever tinker with your hosts file, you should try running this script to automatically keep the file updated with the latest known ad servers, phishing sites and other web scum.
Work on the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system is ongoing, and Debian Project's Cyril Brulebois announced today the availability of the first Release Candidate of the Debian Installer for Stretch.
In this post, we will provide some of the most common ways of securing and strengthening a WordPress site.