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Open Source Summit: Securing IoT is About Avoiding Anti-Patterns

Thursday 14th of September 2017 05:11:12 PM
There are a lot of different pitfalls when it comes to IoT security that developers need to avoid.

How to Set A Custom Message of The Day on Linux

Thursday 14th of September 2017 03:56:51 PM
When you fist log in to a terminal on a Unix system, Linux included, you are usually greeted by that system's message of the day(MOTD). The message of the day, gives you important information about the system or just messages from the system admin. Of course, if you are are the system admin, it's up to you to set that message. If it's your own system, you can get creative with your message and include any information that you choose.

An introduction to DocBook, a flexible markup language worth learning

Thursday 14th of September 2017 02:42:31 PM
Computers were first invented to do math, and they do it really well. But it didn't take long for users to repurpose their futuristic calculators into fancy, dynamic typewriters. Now human-readable text drives computing, so it's important to choose the right format for the text you write.read more

Red Hat Gives Thumbs Up to Java EE's Move to Eclipse

Thursday 14th of September 2017 01:28:11 PM
This move might justifiably cause concerns for both users and developers. Since acquiring a long list of open source projects from Sun Microsystems in 2010, Oracle has developed a reputation for dumping open source projects that didn't fit its plans. The most notable example would be Open Office, which it dumped in the lap of the Apache Foundation where it quickly gained orphan status after a developer revolt resulted in the project being forked as LibreOffice.

Mozilla Announces 15 New Fellows for Science, Advocacy, and Media

Thursday 14th of September 2017 12:13:50 PM
Today, Mozilla is announcing 15 new Fellows in the realms of science, advocacy, and media. Fellows hail from Mexico, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Uganda, the United States, and beyond. They are multimedia artists and policy analysts, security researchers and ethical hackers. Over the next several months, Fellows will put their diverse abilities to work making the Internet a healthier place.

5 great new OpenStack tips and guides

Thursday 14th of September 2017 10:59:30 AM
Keeping up with new technology can be a challenge. There may be no place where this is truer than in the world of enterprise cloud software. It seems every day that passes introduces a new tool or application that could soon be a part of your organization[he]#039[/he]s technology stack.

Linus Torvalds on Linux, life, and bathrobes

Thursday 14th of September 2017 09:45:10 AM
Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux, likes to be comfortable in his home office, so he spends his workdays in his bathrobe. Life is good when you're the world's most influential developer.

Linux Foundation Head Calls 2017 ‘Year of the Linux Desktop’…. While Running Apple’s macOS Himself

Thursday 14th of September 2017 08:30:50 AM
Open Source Summit 2017 is going on these days. Linux and Open Source biggies from across the globe have flocked to LA to attend this event.

Open-Source AMDGPU and ATI Linux Video Drivers Updated for AMD Radeon GPUs

Thursday 14th of September 2017 07:26:33 AM
Michel Dänzer, the maintainer of the open-source X.Org graphics drivers for ATI/AMD Radeon GPUs supported by the amdgpu and radeon kernel drivers, announced the release of xf86-video-amdgpu 1.4.0 and xf86-video-ati 7.10.0.

How to become a data scientist

Thursday 14th of September 2017 06:12:13 AM
Once upon a time, I wanted to be an evolutionary biologist. To make a long story short, I had a change of heart and dropped out of my PhD program to pursue a career in computer science. I'm now a senior software engineer at Red Hat, where I work on a variety of machine learning and data science projects (you can read more about my journey on my blog).read more

I'll Gladly Pay You Tuesday for a Hamburger Today

Thursday 14th of September 2017 04:57:53 AM
My day job pays me on the 15th and last day of every month, unless thosedays land on a weekend, in which case I get paid the Friday before. Withthose rules, creating a Google Calendar event is shockingly difficult. Infact, it's not possible to create a recurring event with those rules usingGoogle's GUI scheduling tool.

Get out your specs: Java EE's headed to the Eclipse Foundation

Thursday 14th of September 2017 03:43:33 AM
Yes, we meant specifications... and think up a name, would you?Oracle has named the Eclipse Foundation as the new host for Java Enterprise Edition, but said the platform won’t get to keep its name.…

7 Announcements from the Open Source Summit in L.A.

Thursday 14th of September 2017 02:29:13 AM
The Linux Foundation announces new projects and milestones at its premier North American event

Linux Gzip Command Tutorial for Beginners (7 Examples)

Thursday 14th of September 2017 01:14:52 AM
Linux offers several command line tools for compressing/decompressing files. One of them is Gzip, which uses Lempel-Ziv coding (LZ77) for its compression operations. In this tutorial, we will discuss the basics of gzip, as well as the features it provides using easy to understand examples.

Oracle joins the Kubernetes movement

Thursday 14th of September 2017 12:00:32 AM
Oracle joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and released Kubernetes on Oracle Linux and its own Kubernetes cloud installer.

Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS) is coming in PiCluster 2.2. Grab a sneak peek now

Wednesday 13th of September 2017 10:46:12 PM
In PiCluster 2.2, there is now support to deploy functions!

How to install Laravel on a cPanel Server

Wednesday 13th of September 2017 09:31:52 PM
In this article, we will show you how to install Laravel on CentOS 7 VPS with cPanel control panel.

A guide to logging in Python

Wednesday 13th of September 2017 08:17:32 PM
There is little worse as a developer than trying to figure out why an application is not working if you don't know what is going on inside it. Sometimes you can't even tell whether the system is working as designed at all.When applications are running in production, they become black boxes that need to be traced and monitored. One of the simplest, yet most important ways to do so is by logging. Logging allows us—at the time we develop our software—to instruct the program to emit information while the system is running that will be useful for us and our sysadmins.read more

Linux-ready module features Atom C3000 and 4x 10GbE ports

Wednesday 13th of September 2017 07:03:12 PM
Congatec’s “Conga-B7AC” is a Linux-friendly Type 7 COM with up to a 16-core Atom C3000, and support for 4x 10GbE, 32x PCIe, and industrial temperatures. Congatec delivered one of the first COM Express 3.0 Type 7 modules with its Conga-B7XD, based on Intel 5th Gen “Broadwell” Xeon D and Pentium processors. Now it has introduced […]

Open Source Summit: It's Time for DevOps and Networking to Talk

Wednesday 13th of September 2017 05:48:51 PM
LOS ANGELES — Ed Warnicke, Distinguished Consulting Engineer at Cisco Systems is a well known figure in the networking community and he came to the Open Source Summit here with a message - it's time for DevOps and networking people to talk.

More in Tux Machines

XFree KWin, Plasma, KDE, and Qt/GTK

  • Announcing the XFree KWin project
    Over the last weeks I concentrated my work on KWin on what I call the XFree KWin project. The idea is to be able to start KWin/Wayland without XWayland support. While most of the changes required for it are already in Plasma 5.11, not everything got ready in time, but now everything is under review on phabricator, so it’s a good point in time to talk about this project.
  • Adapta Theme is Now Available for the #KDE Plasma Desktop
    A new port brings the Adapta GTK theme to the KDE Plasma 5 desktop for the first time, news that will please fans of its famous flat stylings.
  • A New Project To Let You Run Qt Apps With GTK+ Windowing System Integration
    A Norwegian developer has developed a new Qt platform abstraction plug-in to let Qt applications make use of GTK+ for windowing system integration. The Qt apps rely upon GTK+ as a host toolkit to provide GTK menus, GTK for input, and other integration bits.
  • Ant is a Flat GTK Theme with a Bloody Bite
    Between Arc, Adapta and Numix it kind of feels like Linux has the whole flat GTK theme thing covered. But proving their’s always room for one more is Ant.

Android Leftovers

Development: Blockchain for Good Hackathon, ASUS Tinker Board, React License, JavaScript, Pascal, Python

  • Blockchain for Good Hackathon, Saturday, 30 September and Sunday, 1 October
    The Blockchain for Good Hackathon takes place Saturday, 30 September and Sunday, 1 October. Full agenda can be found here.
  • ASUS Tinker Board Is An Interesting ARM SBC For About $60 USD
    Earlier this year ASUS announced the Tinker Board as their first step into the ARM single board computer world. Earlier this month I finally received a Tinker Board for testing and it has been quite interesting to say the least. The Tinker Board with its Rockchip SoC has been among the most competitive ARM SBCs we have tested to date in its price range and the form factor is compatible with the Raspberry Pi.
  • Configure Thunderbird to send patch friendly
  • Facebook to Relicense React Under MIT [Ed: as we hoped [1, 2]]
    Facebook has decided to change the React license from BSD+Patents to MIT to make it possible for companies to include React in Apache projects, and to avoid uncertain relationship with the open source community. Adam Wolff, an Engineering Director at Facebook, has announced that a number of projects - React, Jest, Flow, and Immutable.js – will soon start using the more standard MIT License instead of BSD+Patents. The reason provided is "because React is the foundation of a broad ecosystem of open source software for the web, and we don't want to hold back forward progress for nontechnical reasons." While aware that the React’s BSD+Patents license has created "uncertainty" among users of the library, prompting some to select an alternative solution, Facebook does not "expect to win these teams back" but they still hope some will reconsider the issue. The change in license will become effective when React 16 will be released next week. Regarding other projects, Wolff said that "many of our popular projects will keep the BSD + Patents license for now", while they are "evaluating those projects' licenses too, but each project is different and alternative licensing options will depend on a variety of factors." It seems from this clause that Facebook plans to get rid of the BSD+Patents license entirely, but they need to figure out the best option for each project. [...] Facebook’s plan to switch to a standard license MIT, supported by Apache, completely solves this problem with React and several other projects. It remains to see what happens with the license of other Facebook projects, and how much this license issue has affected how React is perceived by the community.
  • To type or not to type: quantifying detectable bugs in JavaScript
  • Plug For PASCAL
  • V. Anton Spraul's Think Like a Programmer, Python Edition

New Manjaro Release

What a week we had. With this update we have removed most of our EOL tagged kernels. Please adopt to newer series of each, when still be used. PulseAudio and Gstreamer got renewed. Also most of our kernels got newer point-releases. Series v4.12 is now marked as EOL. Guillaume worked on Pamac to solve reported issues within our v6 series. The user experience should be much better now. Latest NetworkManager, Python and Haskell updates complete this update-pack. Please report back and give us feedback for given changes made to our repositories. Read more