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Tiny i.MX8M Mini module plugs into carrier via M.2

Wednesday 14th of August 2019 09:10:41 PM
InnoComm’s audio focused “WB15” module is built around an i.MX8M Mini SoC and ships with 1GB LPDDR4, 8GB eMMC, WiFi/BT, and connectors that plug into dual M.2 expansion slots on the $195 “WB15EVK” dev kit. InnoComm has launched a tiny, 50 x 45mm compute module equipped with NXP’s quad-core, Cortex-A53 i.MX8M Mini SoC. The WB15 […]

Best Chromebook laptops for school

Wednesday 14th of August 2019 07:27:45 PM
Some people still think you need a Windows laptop or an Apple iPad for school. Nope. By FutureSource's latest count of school computers, Windows is in decline, and iPads are holding their own, while Chromebook laptops grew to 60% of total K-12 school computer purchases in 2018.

How to install Python on Windows

Wednesday 14th of August 2019 05:44:49 PM
So you want to learn to program? One of the most common languages to start with is Python, popular for its unique blend of object-oriented structure and simple syntax. Python is also an interpreted language, meaning you don't need to learn how to compile code into machine language: Python does that for you, allowing you to test your programs sometimes instantly and, in a way, while you write your code.read more

The lightweight desktop environments champion version 4.14 is here !

Wednesday 14th of August 2019 04:01:54 PM
XFCE is one of the best Linux desktop environments, its lightness, fast performance and High customization capability, made it very popular among Linux users, especially those with weak hardware. Despite the slow development of the project, we are surprised from time to time with new and impressive versions that bring with it a lot of improvements and new features. Today, after more than four years of development, the xfce team is giving the Linux community Xfce version 4.14 in a new look, which according to the news page of the official website. its main highlights is as follows...

4 misconceptions about ethics and bias in AI

Wednesday 14th of August 2019 02:18:59 PM
At PyBay 2019 in August, I will continue a conversation I started at PyBay 2018 about the importance of ethics in the artificial intelligence (AI) we're developing, especially as it gains more and more influence in our everyday lives. In last year's keynote, I dug into how we're overlooking the essential role humans play in AI's future.read more

How to Add User to Sudoers in CentOS

Wednesday 14th of August 2019 12:36:03 PM
sudo is a command-line utility designed to allow trusted users to run commands as another user, by default the root user.To grant sudo access to a user you have two option. The first one is to add the user to the sudoers file. This file contains information that defines which users and groups are granted with sudo privileges as well as the level of the privileges.

Linux-driven i.MX6 gateway offers 4G plus isolated serial and CANBus

Wednesday 14th of August 2019 10:53:07 AM
Forlinx announced a compact “FCU1201” IoT gateway that runs Linux on an i.MX6 DualLite and offers 4G, WiFi/BT, LAN, CAN, HDMI, USB, serial, DIDO, and CANBus. Chinese embedded vendor Forlinx has unveiled a power-efficient FCU1201 IoT gateway equipped with NXP’s 1GHz, dual-core Cortex-A9 i.MX6 DualLite. Like the company’s i.MX6 UL-equipped FCU1101, the system combines extensive […]

9 open source cloud native projects to consider

Wednesday 14th of August 2019 09:10:11 AM
As the practice of developing applications with containers is getting more popular, cloud-native applications are also on the rise. By definition:"Cloud-native technologies are used to develop applications built with services packaged in containers, deployed as microservices, and managed on elastic infrastructure through agile DevOps processes and continuous delivery workflows."read more

The beast of 3D editors version 2.80 is free in the wild !

Wednesday 14th of August 2019 07:27:16 AM
Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It is characterized by high features that made it a fierce competitor for commercial tools. It is considered one of the most important open source pieces.Recently, all those interested in the field of 3D tools have been closely watching the developments and news of version 2.80, and also waiting for its release date...

Essential Developer Guide for Building Blockchain Applications Using Hyperledger Sawtooth

Wednesday 14th of August 2019 05:44:21 AM
In this article, I give step-by-step guide for building blockchain applications using Hyperledger Sawtooth. Good knowledge of blockchain concepts, JavaScript and Python as well as basic skills in Linux OS is required in order to complete tutorials listed on this article.

The Linux Foundation's Open Source Summit is a Proprietary Software Marketing Venue

Wednesday 14th of August 2019 04:01:26 AM
The distortion of the term Open Source and promotion of proprietary software such as GitHub shows that the foundation called after “Linux” is actually more of a front group of hostile corporations — large brands and rich people to whom Open Source represents a threat that needs to be controlled

With Microsoft dumping MS Office, consider LibreOffice for your next PC office suite

Wednesday 14th of August 2019 02:28:07 AM
If you want a standalone office suite for your computer, LibreOffice may soon not just be your best choice, it will be close to your only PC-based choice.

Listen to Online Radio on Ubuntu through Cantata

Wednesday 14th of August 2019 12:45:11 AM
Cantata is a free graphical MPD client for Linux, macOS, Windows, and Haiku. In this article, we will explain how you can install Cantata to your Ubuntu through the official Ubuntu repositories, and also through the PPA (for the latest version).

A comprehensive guide to agile project management

Tuesday 13th of August 2019 11:02:15 PM
With a focus on continuous improvements, agile project management upends the traditional linear way of developing products and services. Increasingly, organizations are adopting agile project management because it utilizes a series of shorter development cycles to deliver features and improve continually. This management style allows for rapid development, continuous integration (CI), and continuous delivery (CD).read more

How to install Freeoffice "Softmaker" on Solus?

Tuesday 13th of August 2019 09:19:19 PM
Finding a good alternative to the Commercial MS office is one of the main action when switched to Linux, So are you a Solus user ? And are you looking for a MS office alternative ?If yes you have two choices :The first is using the amazing open source Libreoffice and living free. The second, is using a MS files format compatible alternative, in this case you either should install Wps office which is no longer available as a third party package, or install Freeoffice from Softmaker using their installer shell. In this tutorial i will show you how to install it.

Killing zombies, Linux style

Tuesday 13th of August 2019 07:36:24 PM
Confused about zombie processes, what they are, what they cause, and how to get rid of them? Jake Walters will help get you started.

To equip tomorrow's cybersecurity experts, we'll need an open approach

Tuesday 13th of August 2019 05:53:28 PM
Today's world—marked by an increase of Internet-connected devices, digital assets, and information systems infrastructure—demands more cybersecurity professionals. Cybersecurity is the practice of defending these devices, assets, and systems against malicious cyberattacks from both internal and external entities. Often these cyberattacks are linked to cybercrimes, or crimes committed using a computer to generate profit or to affect the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of the data or system.read more

How to Append to End of a File in Linux

Tuesday 13th of August 2019 04:10:32 PM
In this tutorial, we learn different ways to append text to the end of a file in Linux. You can achieve this using several methods in Linux, but the simplest one is to redirect the command output to the desired filename.

How to Avoid Server Reboots with Ubuntu Livepatch

Tuesday 13th of August 2019 02:27:37 PM
Running a Ubuntu server? You need to reboot occasionally after a system upgrade. Ubuntu livepatch can avoid server reboot without compromising security.

Building a non-breaking breakpoint for Python debugging

Tuesday 13th of August 2019 12:09:24 PM
This is the story of how our team at Rookout built non-breaking breakpoints for Python and some of the lessons we learned along the way. I'll be presenting all about the nuts and bolts of debugging in Python at PyBay 2019 in San Francisco this month. Let's dig in.The heart of Python debugging: sys.set_traceThere are many Python debuggers out there. Some of the more popular include:read more

More in Tux Machines

weston 7.0.0

Weston 7.0.0 is released!

ABI note: the return value of two functions introduced in this release
has been changed from void to int: weston_log_scope_printf and
weston_log_scope_vprintf. Additionally weston_binding_destroy has been
made public again.

Daniel Stone (1):
      backend-drm: Enforce content protection for hardware planes

Manuel Stoeckl (1):
      weston-terminal: Ignore SIGPIPE

Marius Vlad (2):
      weston-log: Return bytes written for 'printf()' and 'vprintf()' functions
      compositor: Return the number of bytes written as to format properly

Simon Ser (1):
      build: bump to version 7.0.0 for the official release

sichem (1):
      make weston_binding_destroy public

git tag: 7.0.0
Read more Also: Wayland's Weston 7.0 Compositor Released With PipeWire Streaming Support

today's howtos

MicroK8s Gets Powerful Add-ons

We are excited to announce new Cilium and Helm add-ons, coming to MicroK8s! These add-ons add even more power to your Kubernetes environment built on MicroK8s. The Cilium CNI plugin brings enhanced networking features, including Kubernetes NetworkPolicy support, to MicroK8s. You’ll also get direct CLI access to Cilium within MicroK8s using the microk8s.cilium wrapper. If you do not already have a version of cilium installed you can alias microk8s.cilium to cilium using the following command: snap alias microk8s.cilium cilium Helm, the package manager for Kubernetes will allow even easier management of your MicroK8s environment. Read more

Save Web Pages As Single HTML Files For Offline Use With Monolith (Console)

Monolith is a command line tool to save any web page as a single HTML file that contains everything needed to render web page locally, without needing a working Internet connection. Use this to save web pages containing documentation, wiki articles, and anything else that interests you, for local/offline use. Since the web pages are saved in plain HTML, use a tool that can search in files to quickly find the web page you're looking for. Unlike the regular "Save page as" (or Ctrl + s) option provided by web browsers to save web pages to your computer, which saves web page assets in a folder next to the saved web page, this command line tool retrieves the web page assets and converts them into base64 data URLs, using that in the document instead of the regular URLs. As a result, page assets like Javascript, CSS or images are embedded in the page HTML, so all you need is a web browser to access the locally saved web page. Read more