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Medical monitoring SBC runs Android on RK3288

Saturday 9th of September 2017 07:23:19 PM
Warp United has released a “SanStar WS-3A” SBC version of its Warp 3 Medical Recorder that runs Android 5.1 on a Rockchip RK3288, and offers dual displays. Earlier this year, Shenzhen based Warp United made a splash with its Warp 3 Medical Recorder, an Android-based handheld point-of-care mobile device promoted as being like a Star […]

Everyone loves programming in Python! You disagree? But it's the fastest growing, says Stack Overflow

Saturday 9th of September 2017 05:28:57 PM
It's a grower not a, er, yeah...Python, which ranks consistently as one of the most popular programming languages, is the fastest growing major programming language, according to coding community site Stack Overflow.…

Presearch is building a blockchain-based search engine

Saturday 9th of September 2017 03:34:35 PM
Presearch is a Canadian crypto-startup building a blockchain-based search engine to take on Google. It is officially described as a decentralized search engine powered by the community.

Begin Mining Ethereum On Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux

Saturday 9th of September 2017 01:40:13 PM
It's hard not to have heard about Ethereum by now. It's the hottest new cryptocurrency that's still very much so on the rise. Unlike Bitcoin, Ethereum is still practical to mine, and tons of people are getting in on it. If you've been considering mining Ethereum, this guide will help you get started using open source tools and Ubuntu.

Recording live presentations, Part 2: Software setup

Saturday 9th of September 2017 11:45:51 AM
If you're part of a team producing live meeting or conferences, chances are you'd like to record speakers' presentations and make them available on the web. Fortunately, this is easy and relatively inexpensive today, thanks to open source software and readily available hardware. Part 1 of this series on recording live presentations covered the equipment you need.read more

Laptops That Ship Pre-installed With Linux

Saturday 9th of September 2017 09:51:29 AM
In the past, to get Linux on your ?laptop?, you needed to get a laptop that shipped with Windows and then install your Linux distro on top of them. This usually means two main issues. The first being that you paid about $100 extra for Windows and then also, support in terms of drivers for the laptop were up in the air as your hardware may be supported fully, partially or not at all. But these days things are changing. There are many laptops that ship with Linux preinstalled. Meaning you get better hardware support and then save some bucks off for not paying for Windows. THANK YOU! So what are your options if you wanted a laptop with Linux preinstalled? Read along.

Quick post : /etc/passwd vs /etc/shadow

Saturday 9th of September 2017 08:08:33 AM
Learn about difference between /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow files in Linux system. 9 points to understand comparison of these two files.

Multi-cloud management: 6 expert tips

Saturday 9th of September 2017 06:25:37 AM
A mutli-cloud environment means more to manage.

Court Ruling Adds New Power to Open Source Licenses

Saturday 9th of September 2017 04:42:41 AM
Any organization using open source source software should make sure there is a strong open source policy in place that dots the "I"s and crosses the "T"s. Why? Because open source licenses recently became even more enforceable than they were already.

SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP3 released

Saturday 9th of September 2017 02:59:45 AM
The latest version of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server extends the business Linux server to new processors and it improves performance and security.

Linux Basics: How to hide, lock, encrypt, and secure your files on Linux

Saturday 9th of September 2017 01:16:50 AM
Hiding, locking, or even encrypting your files and folders on Linux is pretty easy, and for whatever reason you want to do this there are many different approaches that you can follow. Here is a quick guide on how to hide, lock, and secure your files in the easiest way possible.

How to Integrate KDE Connect with GNOME Shell

Friday 8th of September 2017 11:33:54 PM
Learn how to integrate KDE Connect with GNOME Shell desktop using MConnect to take advantage of all of the awesome Android integration that it provides!

Compare Photos with ImageMagick and a KDE Service Menu Action

Friday 8th of September 2017 09:50:58 PM
Need to compare two photos side-by-side? Using the convert tool, you can quickly stitch two or more photos together and compare the result in any image viewer.

Recording live presentations, Part 3: Recording and troubleshooting

Friday 8th of September 2017 08:08:02 PM
This three-part series explains how to use open source Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) video-recording software and easily available hardware and tools to record live presentations at meetings and conferences. Part 1 explained the hardware and physical setup required to record live presentations, and part 2 described the software setup. Now it's time to record presentations.read more

Green Recorder – A Simple Screen Recorder For Linux With Wayland Support

Friday 8th of September 2017 06:25:07 PM
Green recorder is a free, open source, simple desktop recorder for Linux systems and written using Python, GTK+3 and ffmpeg.

How To Dual Boot Linux Mint And Windows 10 Beginner’s Guide

Friday 8th of September 2017 04:42:11 PM
This guide shows you how to dual boot Linux Mint with Windows 10 and enjoy both Linux and Windows together in one system.

Heirloom Software: the Past as Adventure

Friday 8th of September 2017 02:59:16 PM
Through the years, I've spent what might seem to some people an inordinateamount of time cleaning up and preserving ancient software. MyRetrocomputing Museum page archives anynumber of computer languages and games that might seem utterlyobsolete.

Gentoo-Based Porteus Kiosk 4.5 Debuts with EAPoL Support, Linux Kernel 4.12

Friday 8th of September 2017 01:16:20 PM
Tomasz Jokiel from Porteus Solutions announced the release of the Gentoo-based Porteus Kiosk 4.5 operating system designed for web terminals, which brings numerous improvements, updated components, and new functionality.

How to use speedtest on a Linux server to check, store and report internet speeds graphically

Friday 8th of September 2017 11:33:24 AM
Following on from a set of problems of poor broadband connectivity I was experiencing I decided that I wanted to monitor the Mbps speed I was getting from my provider on a regular basis. I was seeing especially poor figures when trying to download files in the evening, with much faster speeds achieved very early in the morning.

Android Oreo adds Linux kernel reqs, debuts Project Treble

Friday 8th of September 2017 09:50:28 AM
As Android 8.0 debuts a “Project Treble” update plan, all new Android 8.0 devices must run Linux 4.4 or later. Plus: Oreo and Linux 4.13 beef up security. The Linux kernel continues to add security protections so developers don’t have to build them on their own. As a result, one of the first steps security […]

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Firefly COM dual boots Android and Ubuntu on hexa-core RK3399

GNOME developer Bastien Nocera talks in his latest blog post about the enhancements he managed to implement in the past few weeks to the Bluetooth stack of the Fedora Linux operating system. Read more

Games: Morphite, Mooseman, Arma, and PlayStation 4 DualShock Controller

  • Stylish FPS 'Morphite' released without Linux support, but it's coming
    Sadly, Morphite [Steam] has seen a delay with the Linux version. Thankfully, the developer was quick to respond and it's still coming.
  • The Mooseman, a short side-scrolling adventure just released for Linux
    In the mood for something a little out there? Well, The Mooseman [Steam] a short side-scroller might just hit the spot.
  • Arma 3 1.76 for Linux is planned, work on it to start "soon"
    Bohemia Interactive have announced in their latest "SITREP" that the Linux version of Arma 3 will be updated to the latest version of 1.76, work is set to start on it "soon".
  • Sony's PlayStation 4 DualShock Controller Now Supported in Fedora Linux, GNOME
    GNOME developer Bastien Nocera talks in his latest blog post about the enhancements he managed to implement in the past few weeks to the Bluetooth stack of the Fedora Linux operating system. The patches submitted by the developer to the Bluetooth packages in the latest Fedora Linux release promise to bring improvements to the way PlayStation 3 DualShock controllers are set up in the environment if you're using the GNOME desktop environment. Until now, to set up a DualShock 3 controller, users had to plug it in via USB, then disconnect it, and then press the "P" button on the joypad, which would have popped-up a dialog to confirm the Bluetooth connection. But this method had some quirks though.

Debian Development Reports

  • Free software log (July and August 2017)
    August was DebConf, which included a ton of Policy work thanks to Sean Whitton's energy and encouragement. During DebConf, we incorporated work from Hideki Yamane to convert Policy to reStructuredText, which has already made it far easier to maintain. (Thanks also to David Bremner for a lot of proofreading of the result.) We also did a massive bug triage and closed a ton of older bugs on which there had been no forward progress for many years. After DebConf, as expected, we flushed out various bugs in the reStructuredText conversion and build infrastructure. I fixed a variety of build and packaging issues and started doing some more formatting cleanup, including moving some footnotes to make the resulting document more readable.
  • Freexian’s report about Debian Long Term Support, August 2017
    Like each month, here comes a report about the work of paid contributors to Debian LTS.
  • Reproducible Builds: Weekly report #125
    16 package reviews have been added, 99 have been updated and 92 have been removed in this week, adding to our knowledge about identified issues.

The GNOME Foundation Backs Librem 5

  • GNOME Foundation partners with Purism to support its efforts to build the Librem 5 smartphone
    The GNOME Foundation has provided their endorsement and support of Purism’s efforts to build the Librem 5, which if successful will be the world’s first free and open smartphone with end-to-end encryption and enhanced user protections. The Librem 5 is a hardware platform the Foundation is interested in advancing as a GNOME/GTK phone device. The GNOME Foundation is committed to partnering with Purism to create hackfests, tools, emulators, and build awareness that surround moving GNOME/GTK onto the Librem 5 phone. As part of the collaboration, if the campaign is successful the GNOME Foundation plans to enhance GNOME shell and general performance of the system with Purism to enable features on the Librem 5.
  • Now GNOME Foundation Wants to Support Purism's Privacy-Focused Linux Smartphone
    GNOME Foundation, the non-profit organization behind the popular GNOME desktop environment designed for Linux-based operating systems, announced on Wednesday that they plan on supporting Purism's Librem 5 smartphone. The announcement comes only a week after KDE unveiled their plans to work with Purism on an implementation of their Plasma Mobile interface into the security- and privacy-focused Librem 5 Linux smartphone, and now GNOME is interested in advancing the Librem 5 hardware platform as a GNOME/GTK+ phone device. "Having a Free/Libre and Open Source software stack on a mobile device is a dream-come-true for so many people, and Purism has the proven team to make this happen. We are very pleased to see Purism and the Librem 5 hardware be built to support GNOME," said Neil McGovern, Executive Director, GNOME Foundation.
  • GNOME Joins The Librem 5 Party, Still Needs To Raise One Million More Dollars
    One week after announcing KDE cooperation on the proposed Librem 5 smartphone with plans to get Plasma Mobile on the device if successful, the GNOME Foundation has sent out their official endorsement of Purism's smartphone dream. Purism had been planning to use GNOME from the start for their GNU/Linux-powered privacy-minded smartphone while as of today they have the official backing of the GNOME Foundation.