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Top 10 Unix Based Operating Systems

Saturday 8th of September 2018 06:32:41 PM
The UNIX operating system was created more than four decades ago at AT&T’s Bell Laboratories. With continuous development since its inception, UNIX has made its presence from tiny embedded devices to servers and supercomputers. This article provides a brief history, philosophy, specification of UNIX and discusses top ten operating systems of the UNIX systems.

What do open source and cooking have in common?

Saturday 8th of September 2018 04:38:19 PM
What’s a fun way to promote the principles of free software without actually coding? Here’s an idea: open source cooking. For the past eight years, this is what we’ve been doing in Munich.The idea of open source cooking grew out of our regular open source meetups because we realized that cooking and free software have a lot in more

The September 2018 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

Saturday 8th of September 2018 02:43:57 PM
The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the September 2018 issue.

Akademy 2018 videos are now online

Saturday 8th of September 2018 12:49:35 PM
If you missed any of the talks, or couldn[he]#039[/he]t make it to Vienna to attend this year[he]#039[/he]s Akademy, now you can watch the recordings from the comfort of your home. You can find and download the videos from our repository, or browse and share them from the YouTube playlist we have set up especially for all Akademy 2018 videos.

Hands-on with MX Linux: A pleasant, easy-to-install Linux distribution

Saturday 8th of September 2018 10:55:13 AM
MX Linux is a descendant/spin-off from Antix and MEPIS Linux. I want to see what it is like to install and run on both UEFI and MBR laptops.

Linux manpath Command Tutorial for Beginners (5 Examples)

Saturday 8th of September 2018 09:00:51 AM
Man pages in Linux is the go to spot for first-level support when it comes to command line utilities. As most of you would know, you just write 'man [command-name]' and the corresponding man page pops up. But do you know the path where these man pages are searched for?

6 open source tools for writing a book

Saturday 8th of September 2018 07:06:29 AM
I first used and contributed to free and open source software in 1993, and since then I've been an open source software developer and evangelist. I've written or contributed to dozens of open source software projects, although the one that I'll be remembered for is the FreeDOS Project, an open source implementation of the DOS operating more

How to Specify Time Limit for a Sudo Session

Saturday 8th of September 2018 05:12:07 AM
While working with the sudo command for performing administrative tasks in Linux, you might have noticed that even if you have provided sudo password a while ago, you are asked to provide it again after some time. This tutorial describes how you can make very simple changes in the /etc/sudoers file to specify a time limit for a sudo session.

How to install Yarn on Ubuntu 18.04

Saturday 8th of September 2018 03:17:45 AM
In this tutorial we will guide you on how to install Yarn on your Ubuntu 18.04 system via the Yarn APT package repository. The official Yarn repository is consistently maintained and provides the most up-to-date version.

Life is Strange: Before the Storm finally arrives for Linux on September 13th, NVIDIA and AMD supported

Saturday 8th of September 2018 01:23:23 AM
Feral Interactive's latest Linux port, Life is Strange: Before the Storm the prequel to the original Life is Strange is set to release for Linux on September 13th.

How to get the Windows Look & Feel on Ubuntu 18.04

Saturday 8th of September 2018 12:03:20 AM
If you have recently switched from Windows to Linux, you might be missing the catchy themes and the customizable taskbars of your desktop. This tutorial shows you how to give your Ubuntu Desktop the Windows look and feel.

How to Reset the Root Password in Linux

Friday 7th of September 2018 10:43:16 PM
When you forget your root password in Linux, you lose all administrative privileges to your machine. Here’s how to easily reset the root password in Linux.

Program an IoT pushbutton with a DIY Blynk Board

Friday 7th of September 2018 09:23:13 PM
In my previous article, I explained how to set up a DIY Blynk Board using an ESP8266 based microcontroller. Blynk is an easy way to start creating Internet of Things projects. It's not tied to any specific board, so you can use the platform to control Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and other hardware of your choice over the more

musikcube – free terminal-based audio player and streaming server

Friday 7th of September 2018 08:03:09 PM
I started to really appreciate the versatility and awesomeness of console-based software after repairing a broken system using the ubiquitous vi text editor. It was figuratively a life saver. I’m always keen on exploring other wonderful console-based software, particularly multimedia software. So here’s musikcube. It’s a free, open source, cross-platform terminal-based audio engine, library, player and server written in C++.

Linux Mint 19.1 "Tessa" Announced, Will Arrive in November or December 2018

Friday 7th of September 2018 06:43:06 PM
The Linux Mint project announced today the codename and estimated release date of the first point release in the Linux Mint 19.x series, Linux Mint 19.1.

Raspberry Pi HAT does hydroponic root zone monitoring

Friday 7th of September 2018 05:23:03 PM
Autogrow has released open source files for building an “OpenMinder” root zone monitor HAT and API for the Raspberry Pi that manages water, pH, and nutrient usage in hydroponic farming. Auckland, New Zealand based AgTech firm Autogrow has launched an OpenMinder project for DIY water management and root zone monitoring by releasing schematics and other […]

Introduction to MariaDB and MySQL triggers

Friday 7th of September 2018 03:08:14 PM
MySQL/MariaDB triggers are stored programs associated with a table in a database, and used to automatically perform some actions when an INSERT, DELETE or UPDATE event is performed on the table. A trigger can be set to perform an action either before or after the event it is associated to. In this tutorial, we will see how to create and manage a trigger.

Tiny, 4K signage player runs on Cortex-A17 SoC

Friday 7th of September 2018 01:48:11 PM
Advantech’s compact, “USM-110” digital signage player runs Android 6.0 on a quad-core, Cortex-A17 SoC, and offers 4K support, up to 2x locking HDMI ports, M.2 and mini-PCIe, and multiple mounting options. Advantech announced a fanless, USM-110 digital signage player with support for Android 6.0 and its WISE-PaaS/SignageCMS digital signage management software. The compact (156 x [[he]#8230[/he]]

How to Restore the Classic Theme in Google Chrome 69

Friday 7th of September 2018 12:28:07 PM
Not a big fan of the new Chrome UI? No problem.

FMV adventure hybrid game 'Headspun' now has a Linux build available

Friday 7th of September 2018 11:08:04 AM
Set inside the brain of Theo Kavinsky after waking from a coma, the FMV adventure hybrid game Headspun now has a Linux version available.

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  • First results of the ROSIN project: Robotics Open-Source Software for Industry
    Open-Source Software for robots is a de-facto standard in academia, and its advantages can benefit industrial applications as well. The worldwide ROS-Industrial initiative has been using ROS, the Robot Operating System, to this end. In order to consolidate Europe’s expertise in advanced manufacturing, the H2020 project ROSIN supports EU’s strong role within ROS-Industrial. It will achieve this goal through three main actions on ROS: ensuring industrial-grade software quality; promoting new business-relevant applications through so-called Focused Technical Projects (FTPs); supporting educational activities for students and industry professionals on the one side conducting ROS-I trainings as well as and MOOCs and on the other hand by supporting education at third parties via Education Projects (EPs).
  • Baidu To Launch World’s First Intelligent Vehicle Infrastructure Cooperative Systems Open Source Solution By End Of 2018
    Baidu Inc. has announced it will launch the Apollo Intelligent Vehicle Infrastructure Cooperative Systems (IVICS) open-source solution by the end of 2018, leveraging its capabilities in autonomous driving to bring together intelligent vehicles and infrastructure to form a “human-vehicle-roadway” interplay – an important step toward developing future intelligent transportation.
  • Versity Open Sources Next Generation Archiving Filesystem
    The ScoutFS project was started in 2016 to address the rapidly growing demand for larger POSIX namespaces and faster metadata processing. The design goal for ScoutFS includes the ability to store up to one trillion files in a single namespace by efficiently distributing metadata handling across a scale out cluster of commodity compute nodes.
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  • Epic Clock Clocks The Unix Epoch
    Admit it: when you first heard of the concept of the Unix Epoch, you sat down with a calculator to see when exactly 2³¹-1 seconds would be from midnight UTC on January 1, 1970. Personally, I did that math right around the time my company hired contractors to put “Y2K Suspect” stickers on every piece of equipment that looked like it might have a computer in it, so the fact that the big day would come sometime in 2038 was both comforting and terrifying. [Forklift] is similarly entranced by the idea of the Unix Epoch and built a clock to display it, at least for the next 20 years or so. Accommodating the eventual maximum value of 2,147,483,647, plus the more practical ISO-8601 format, required a few more digits than the usual clock – sixteen to be exact. The blue seven-segment displays make an impression in the sleek wooden case, about which there is sadly no detail in the build log. But the internals are well documented, and include a GPS module and an RTC. The clock parses the NMEA time string from the satellites and syncs the RTC. There’s a brief video below of the clock in action.
  • 3 top Python libraries for data science
    Python's many attractions—such as efficiency, code readability, and speed—have made it the go-to programming language for data science enthusiasts. Python is usually the preferred choice for data scientists and machine learning experts who want to escalate the functionalities of their applications. (For example, Andrey Bulezyuk used the Python programming language to create an amazing machine learning application.) Because of its extensive usage, Python has a huge number of libraries that make it easier for data scientists to complete complicated tasks without many coding hassles. Here are the top 3 Python libraries for data science; check them out if you want to kickstart your career in the field.
  • PortableCL 1.2 Still Coming While POCL 1.3 Will Further Improve Open-Source OpenCL
    It's been a number of months since last having any major news to report on POCL, the "PortableCL" project providing a portable OpenCL/compute implementation that can run on CPUs, select GPUs, and other accelerators. POCL 1.1 from March remains the current stable release while POCL 1.2 has been in the release candidate stage. The POCL 1.2 release candidates began last month with a few highlights like LLVM 7.0 support, device-side printf support, and HWLOC 2.0 library support.

New CloudBees Suite Addresses DevOps Gaps in Software Delivery

CloudBees is bringing a set of products into a new CloudBees Suite that it said will help companies of all sizes streamline the software development process. The new software is set to be announced Sept. 18 at the company’s DevOps World / Jenkins World conference in San Francisco. Jenkins is the open-source version of CloudBees, which is a commercial offering. A central piece of the CloudBees Suite is the CloudBees Core for unified governance of continuous delivery operations and processes used in DevOps. Software pipelines can also use Core to run software pipelines more efficiently in a self-managed way in the cloud or on-premises. Read more Also: CloudBees Announces Availability of Support for Jenkins Open Source

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Everything Is File In Linux - Part 1

Divided into 2 parts, in this first part I will introduce the concept that everything is file and present the special devices / dev / null, / dev / zero, / dev / random and / dev / full. Part 2 will be to present didactically interesting features about this, for example, how to turn a file into a partition! Read