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5 steps for making community decisions without consensus

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 02:50:54 PM
Healthy open source communities usually include a wide range of people with different ideologies, goals, values, and points of view—from anarchists to CEOs of major corporations. The normal approach for making decisions that affect the entire community should be an attempt to reach consensus through discussion; however, what if you're attempting to make a decision that is critically important, but there are irreconcilable differences in the community?read more

Packaging Apps for Linux the Easier Way

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 01:32:58 PM
There are now at least three app packaging systems that pretty much ignore a distro's directory hierarchy and do away with the need to find and install dependencies, making them distro agnostic. They all work basically the same way, by including standalone copies of all libraries that would otherwise be shared within the package. This also does away with "dependency hell," which has plagued computer users since the advent of shared libraries.

'Top' Linux System Monitoring Tool

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 11:46:40 AM
Hello everyone. Once I used to be a Windows user but now I use ?Linux? and I use Ubuntu distribution. When I switched to Linux, one of the initial tasks was to know the processes running in the background. In Windows, we have task manager which is GUI. In Linux we have so many task managers that are GUI & CLI both. In this article, I’ll mention one of the easiest CLI Linux system monitoring tool known as ‘Top’.

Wanna build your own drone? Intel emits Linux-powered x86 brains for DIY flying gizmos

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 09:53:22 AM
The Aero runs Yocto GNU/Linux. The idea is, you come up with a project – like a smog-detecting drone or a delivery-dropping quadcopter – and then take an Aero board, wire the necessary peripherals and sensors to it, and then attach it all to a drone skeleton. All you need is a frame with motors, propellers and motor controllers...

Intel Joule IoT module gains a family of DIY companion boards

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 08:33:18 AM
Gumstix launched a family of customizable carrier boards in conjunction with Intel’s unveiling of the tiny “Joule” IoT module at IDF in San Francisco today. Intel unveiled the Joule IoT module in a keynote talk by Brian Krzanich at the 2016 Intel Developer Forum today in San Francisco. The 48 x 24 x 3.5mm module […]

Netrunner Linux Becomes Maui, Now Based on KDE Neon and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 07:13:15 AM
The Netrunner development team is pleased to announce the immediate availability for download of the first stable release of the Maui, their new GNU/Linux distribution based on the KDE Neon project.

Top five 2016 Chromebooks for school and everywhere else

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 05:53:11 AM
Many schools now give you a Chromebook. If your school doesn't, here are your best choices.

Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Plasma 5.7.3, Mozilla Firefox 48.0 & Wine 1.9.16

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 04:33:08 AM
Neofytos Kolokotronis was happy to inform the community about the availability of the latest KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment and software applications in the main repositories of the distribution.

Cloud-Based Systems Can Accelerate the Benefits of Big Data

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 03:13:05 AM
Cloud platforms enable enterprise companies to begin their big data journey much faster than on-premises systems because of centralization of control and administration, massive geographic reach, and because of the elasticity of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) that allows you to create just the right amount of computing power on the fly, according to Ashish Thusoo, co-founder and CEO of Qubole and former head of Facebook’s big data initiatives, speaking at the Apache Big Data conference in May.

How to pick the best Chromebook for school

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 02:15:54 AM
Chromebooks are cheap, fast, secure, work well and can fit in your 8th grader's backpack. Here's what what with Chromebooks in education today and how to pick the right one for you and the students in your life.

Flatpak: A Containerized Approach to Developing Linux Applications

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 01:18:43 AM
Containers are becoming increasingly popular in the enterprise world, which has come to realize that containers not only solve many problems, but also bring agility, scalability, and other benefits to the IT infrastructure. This idea is now trickling down to the desktop world.

Tiny Intel IoT module runs Ostro Linux on quad-core Atom

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 12:21:32 AM
Intel’s “Joule” IoT module integrates a 64-bit quad-core Atom SoC, up to 4GB RAM and 16GB eMMC, plus BT/WiFi, 4K video, CSI/DSI, GPIO, USB, and UART I/O. At the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2016 in San Francisco today, Intel unveiled a tiny Joule computer-on-module that targets makers, innovators, and entrepreneurs developing Internet of Things devices.

Debian GNU/Linux Operating System Turns 23, Happy Birthday!

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 11:24:21 PM
The Debian Project, through Laura Arjona Reina, has had the great pleasure of announcing that today, August 16, 2016, is Debian GNU/Linux operating system's 23rd anniversary.

Upgrading from Debian 6 Squeeze with ISPConfig and courier/postfix to Debian 7 Wheezy

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 10:27:10 PM
This howto describes the upgrade procedure of an ISPConfig server with Courier pop3/imap from Debian 6 to Debian 7 in detail.

Make GIMP look like Photoshop

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 09:29:59 PM
Also in today's open source roundup: Google releases the Duo video calling app for Android, and the Wall Street Journal reviews Duo.

How to Install Ubuntu on a Chromebook Pixel

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 08:32:48 PM
Chromebooks are really nice laptops, except for one tiny problem which is...well, Chrome OS. This week, our contributing video editor found an easy to follow step-by-step guide for installing Ubuntu on a Chromebook Pixel.

Coffee Shop DevOps: How to use feedback loops to get smarter

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 07:35:37 PM
This month let's look at how to break the cycle of doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results.Do you think git blame is the only feedback loop you need? Or hg annotate -u -n. Or svn -x -b...well, you get the picture.read more

From Ubuntu to openSUSE: Notes on Photographic Workflow Migration

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 06:38:26 PM
There is no such thing as the best Linux distribution for photographers. With some tweaking, any mainstream distro can be turned into a solid platform for managing and processing photos. After all, digiKam, Darktable, gThumb, and other popular photographic tools can be easily deployed on practically any Linux distribution with a minimum of effort.

Farewell Patch Tuesday: from October, MS patches will be pushed out monthly

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 05:41:15 PM
Downside: that zero-day just became zero-monthAs of October, users of Windows 7, Windows 8, and various server products can farewell Patch Tuesday: Microsoft is implementing the monthly patch rollup it promised in May.…

Godot open source game engine helps power the future in West Virginia

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 04:44:04 PM
Responding to a critical need for skilled technology and knowledge workers, the State of West Virginia recently established its first ever coding, app, and game design curriculum for its schools. Starting in the upcoming school year, students will be able to learn the skills required to design, implement, and release their own games, and open source will be pivotal to their development and future.read more

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3 open source alternatives to Office 365

It can be hard to get away from working and collaborating on the web. Doing that is incredibly convenient: as long as you have an internet connection, you can easily work and share from just about anywhere, on just about any device. The main problem with most web-based office suites—like Google Drive, Zoho Office, and Office365—is that they're closed source. Your data also exists at the whim of large corporations. I'm sure you've heard numerous stories of, say, Google locking or removing accounts without warning. If that happens to you, you lose what's yours. So what's an open source advocate who wants to work with web applications to do? You turn to an open source alternative, of course. Let's take a look at three of them. Read more

Hackable voice-controlled speaker and IoT controller hits KS

SeedStudio’s hackable, $49 and up “ReSpeaker” speaker system runs OpenWrt on a Mediatek MT7688 and offers voice control over home appliances. The ReSpeaker went live on Kickstarter today and has already reached 95 percent of its $40,000 funding goal with 29 days remaining. The device is billed by SeedStudio as an “open source, modular voice interface that allows us to hack things around us, just using our voices.” While it can be used as an Internet media player or a voice-activated IoT hub — especially when integrated with Seeed’s Wio Link IoT board — it’s designed to be paired with individual devices. For example, the campaign’s video shows the ReSpeaker being tucked inside a teddy bear or toy robot, or attached to plant, enabling voice control and voice synthesis. Yes, the plant actually asks to be watered. Read more

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