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Why Firefox? Because not <i>everybody</i> is a web designer, silly

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 06:23:29 PM
Do we really want Chrome hegemony?Open Source Insider Write, as I have, about Firefox and you receive the usual slew of critics who demand to know why Firefox matters? Who cares if Firefox continues to exist? This is often accompanied by "Chrome is better! Chrome is all we need!"…

The Unity desktop environment isn't dead, forks planned

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 05:09:08 PM
As expected, some users and developers aren't happy that the Unity desktop environment is going to be stopped and removed in favour of GNOME Shell. Here come the forks!

nano: CLI Text Editor For Everyone basic tutorials

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 03:54:48 PM
?nano is a Command Line Interface text editor for GNU/Linux designed to emulate Pico text editor. It is the standard de facto text editor of Linux for system maintainers, comes pre-installed on Ubuntu and its derivative including Linux Mint. It’s fairly advanced for newbies but not too hard to get accustomed to. Well, there is a saying that everything has a learning curve.

How to Set Up a Firewall with iptables on Ubuntu and CentOS

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 02:40:28 PM
In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to set up a firewall with iptables on a Linux VPS running Ubuntu or CentOS as an operating system.

Mozilla abandons experimental Aurora Firefox channel

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 01:26:07 PM
Mozilla is killing the channel it introduced for developers to test experimental new features in Firefox and keep pace with Chrome.

Dive Into Connected Car and Open Source at Automotive Linux Summit 2017

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 12:11:47 PM
Next month, the world’s leading automotive experts and engineers will gather at Automotive Linux Summit in Japan to discuss the future of connected cars and collaborate on the open source technologies driving innovation in the automotive arena.  

Docker LinuxKit: Secure Linux containers for Windows, macOS, and clouds

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 10:57:27 AM
At Dockercon in Austin, Texas, Docker CEO Solomon Hydes said, Docker "is a bunch of projects not a monolith." One of the newest of these projects is LinuxKit. This is a toolkit for building secure, portable, and lean operating systems for containers.

UBports Recommends Buying Fairphone 2, OnePlus One or Nexus 5 as Ubuntu Phones

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 09:43:07 AM
Continuing our coverage on the UBports' Unity 8 and Ubuntu Touch plans, we've got word from Marius Quabeck, who's now the new community manager for UBports, about some of the aspects that remained unclear since the last Q&A.

Pico-ITX Apollo Lake SBC offers multiple expansion options

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 08:28:47 AM
Axiomtek’s PICO313 Pico-ITX SBC extends Intel’s Apollo Lake SoCs with 2x mini-PCIe slots, 2x homegrown connectors, and an I/O board with real-world ports. The 100 x 72mm PICO313 can be considered as a more “embedded” spin of the similarly Intel Apollo Lake based PICO312 Pico-ITX board. The only real-world coastline ports are available on a […]

What to do when you&#039;re feeling underutilized

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 07:14:27 AM
A few weeks ago, on one of many trips I take to visit team members in different locations around the world, I was having a one-on-one conversation with an associate who I’ve only spoken to a few times. This person has a strong reputation for doing high-quality work and expertly navigating complicated dynamics with stakeholders and other team members. He wanted to let me know that another person on the team, somebody who was relatively new and who probably would not be comfortable coming to me directly, might be in danger of quitting.read more

Wrapping Up the Mars Lander

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 06:00:07 AM
In my last few articles ("Let's Go to Mars with Martian Lander" and "MarsLander, Take II: Crashing onto the Surface"), I've been building a variant on the classic videogame Lunar Lander, with a few simplificatio

A Set of Post Installation Shell Scripts for Ubuntu, Fedora & Solus

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 04:45:46 AM
Post Installation Shell Scripts can simplify the Linux tweaks.

A new approach to embedded scripting and developing for IoT with mJS

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 03:31:26 AM
In my previous article, I talked about IoT (Internet of Things) and connecting physical objects ("things") to the internet. I've discussed how Mongoose OS, an open source operating system for IoT, makes programming microcontrollers in JavaScript easy for both newbies and professional developers.read more

16 Practical Examples of Linux LS command for Beginners

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 02:17:06 AM
Whenever it's required to take a look at the contents of a directory on the command line in Linux, ls is the command that's used. It lists the contents sorted in alphabetical order. While that's the tool's basic usage, it offers a plethora of features (in the form of command line options) that help you in several circumstances. In this tutorial, we will discuss the usage of some of these command line options through easy to understand examples.

Raspberry Pi pulse generator HAT targets motor control

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 01:02:45 AM
CNC Design’s “Pulse Train Hat” is a Raspberry Pi add-on that generates variable frequency pulses for automation systems such as stepper/servo motors. CNC Design Limited has launched a Pulse Train Hat (PTHAT) add-on board for the Raspberry PI designed to “make motor control easy, fast and accurate.” The Raspberry Pi HAT compliant board lets customers […]

Docker Opens Ups Container Platform with LinuxKit and Moby Project

Tuesday 18th of April 2017 11:48:25 PM
At Dockercon 17, Docker announced a pair of new projects to help developers and organizations build their own container-optimized Linux platforms.

How to deal with leaving an open source project

Tuesday 18th of April 2017 10:34:05 PM
In early 2015, I decided to leave my job, a job that I'd been at for just over two years. Nobody among my family and friends was surprised that I was pursuing another position. Making this move was a common thing to do, especially in the technology industry where we tend to change jobs frequently.read more

ADAS development system runs Linux on TI&#8217;s TDA2X

Tuesday 18th of April 2017 09:19:45 PM
D3 Engineering’s “DesignCore RVP-TDA2x Development Kit for ADAS” taps TI’s TDA2x, Jacinto 6, or AM562x, and offers a 3GHz FPD-Link III video input. D3 Engineering’s DesignCore RVP-TDA2x Development Kit for ADAS is a Rugged Vision Platform (RVP) development kit designed for evaluating ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) technology under realistic on-vehicle conditions. Applications include front […]

Grok the GIL: How to write fast and thread-safe Python

Tuesday 18th of April 2017 08:05:25 PM
When I was six years old, I had a music box. I'd wind it up, and a ballerina revolved on top of the box while a mechanism inside plinked out "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star." The thing must have been godawful tacky, but I loved that music box, and I wanted to know how it worked. Somehow I got it open and was rewarded with the sight of a simple device—a metal cylinder the size of my thumb, studded so that as it rotated, it plucked the teeth of a steel comb and made the notes.read more

10 Awesome Games You Can Play on Your Chromebook

Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:51:05 PM
While Chromebook is not a typical gaming machine, there are still plenty of games you can play on it. Here are ten awesome games for Chromebook that you can play.

More in Tux Machines

Google in Devices

  • Glow LEDs with Google Home
    For the part one, the custom commands were possible thanks to Google Actions Apis. I used API.AI for my purpose since they had good documentation. I wont go into detail explaining the form fields in Api.ai, they have done a good job with documentation and explaining part, I will just share my configurations screenshot for your quick reference and understanding. In Api.ai the conversations are broken into intents. I used one intent (Default Welcome Intent) and a followup intent (Default Welcome Intent – custom) for my application.
  • Google Assistant SDK preview brings voice agent to the Raspberry Pi
    Google has released a Python-based Google Assistant SDK that’s designed for prototyping voice agent technology on the Raspberry Pi 3. Google’s developer preview aims to bring Google Assistant voice agent applications to Linux developers. The Google Assistant SDK is initially designed for prototyping voice agent technology on the Raspberry Pi 3 using Python and Raspbian Linux, but it works with most Linux distributions. The SDK lets developers add voice control, natural language understanding, and Google AI services to a variety of devices.
  • Huawei, Google create a high-powered single board computer for Android
    The Raspberry Pi is very popular with DIY enthusiasts because of the seemingly endless possibilities of how you can design devices with it. Huawei and Google have created their own single board computer (SBC), but this will probably benefit Android developers more than DIY enthusiasts. The HiKey 960 is a very robust SBC aimed at creating an Android PC or a testing tool for Android apps.
  • Huawei’s $239 HiKey 960 wants to be a high-end alternative to Raspberry Pi
    12.5 million sales in five years – Linaro and Huawei have unveiled a high-end (read: expensive) rival.

Mobile, Tizen, and Android

Leftovers: OSS

  • Is The Open Source Software Movement A Technological Religion?
  • Experts weigh in on open source platforms, market
    In this Advisory Board, our experts discuss the pros and cons of open source virtualization and which platforms are giving proprietary vendors a run for their money.
  • Light a fire under Cassandra with Apache Ignite
    Apache Cassandra is a popular database for several reasons. The open source, distributed, NoSQL database has no single point of failure, so it’s well suited for high-availability applications. It supports multi-datacenter replication, allowing organizations to achieve greater resiliency by, for example, storing data across multiple Amazon Web Services availability zones. It also offers massive and linear scalability, so any number of nodes can easily be added to any Cassandra cluster in any datacenter. For these reasons, companies such as Netflix, eBay, Expedia, and several others have been using Cassandra for key parts of their businesses for many years.
  • Proprietary Election Systems: Summarily Disqualified
    Hello Open Source Software Community & U.S. Voters, I and the California Association of Voting Officials, represent a group of renowned computer scientists that have pioneered open source election systems, including, "one4all," New Hampshire’s Open Source Accessible Voting System (see attached). Today government organizations like NASA, the Department of Defense, and the U.S. Air Force rely on open source software for mission critical operations. I and CAVO believe voting and elections are indeed mission-critical to protect democracy and fulfill the promise of the United States of America as a representative republic. Since 2004, the open source community has advocated for transparent and secure—publicly owned—election systems to replace the insecure, proprietary systems most often deployed within communities. Open source options for elections systems can reduce the costs to taxpayers by as much as 50% compared to traditional proprietary options, which also eliminates vendor lock-in, or the inability of an elections office to migrate away from a solution as costs rise or quality decreases.
  • Microsoft SQL Server on Linux – YES, Linux! [Ed: Marketing and PR from IDG's "Microsoft Subnet"; This headline is a lie from Microsoft; something running on DrawBridge (proprietary Wine-like Windows layer) is not GNU/Linux]

Creative Commons News

  • Creative Commons Is Resurrecting Palmyra
    Creative Commons launched its 2017 Global Summit today with a rather moving surprise: a seven-foot-tall 3D printed replica of the Tetrapylon from Palmyra, Syria. For those who don't know the tragic situation, Palmyra is one of the most historic cities in the world — but it is being steadily destroyed by ISIS, robbing the world of countless irreplaceable artifacts and murdering those who have tried to protect them (the folks at Extra History have a pair of good summary videos discussing the history and the current situation in the city). Among ISIS's human targets was Bassel Khartabil, who launched Syria's CC community several years ago and began a project to take 3D scans of the city, which CC has been gathering and releasing under a CC0 Public Domain license. He was captured and imprisoned, and for the past five years his whereabouts and status have been unknown. As the #FreeBassel campaign continues, Creative Commons is now working to bring his invaluable scans to life in the form of 3D-printed replicas, starting with today's unveiling of the Tetrapylon — which was destroyed in January along with part of a Roman theatre after ISIS captured the city for a second time.
  • Creative Commons: 1.2 billion strong and growing
    "The state of the commons is strong." The 2016 State of the Commons report, issued by Creative Commons this morning, does not begin with those words, but it could. The report shows an increase in adoption for the suite of licenses, but that is not the whole story.