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In my last article (February 2015), I explained how to create a simpleDjango project ("atfproject") andinside that, create a simple application (atfapp). Theapplication worked in that if you went to the URLhttp://localhost:8000/hello/Reuven,you got the text "hello, Reuven".
Linux is not famous for its gaming abilities and possibilities, and it is only natural that there aren't many GPU benchmarking tools available with which users can test their graphics hardware. There are however some benchmarking suites that can help you determine the various aspects of your GPU performance with precision. In this tutorial I will show you GLX-Gears, GL Mark 2 and the benchmarks from "Unigine Benchmark Products".
Yesterday saw the announcement of the Open Container Project in San Francisco. It is a Linux Foundation project that will hold the specification and basic run-time software for using software containers. This is all "A Good Thing™."The list of folks signing up to support the effort contains the usual suspects and this too is a good thing: Amazon Web Services, Apcera, Cisco, CoreOS, Docker, EMC, Fujitsu Limited, Goldman Sachs, Google, HP, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Joyent, the Linux Foundation, Mesosphere, Microsoft, Pivotal, Rancher Labs, Red Hat, and VMware. (Disclosure: I work for HP.)read more
Transitioning from being the leader of a small group to a large group is easier with a mentor and with colleagues who will give you honest feedback about your potential, strengths, and weaknesses.
iWave announced two Linux-friendly, SODIMM-style COMs. One supports up to a quad-core i.MX6 SoC, while the other has the new i.MX6 UltraLite. In conjunction with this week’s Freescale Technology Forum (FTF, iWave Systems unveiled two Linux-ready computer-on-modules that extend the Freescale i.MX6. The iW-RainboW-G18M-SODIMM i.MX6UL follows TechNexion’s similarly SODIMM form-factor EDM1-CF-IMX6UL, as well as its […]
Mageia 5 is a distribution that many people where waiting for. Initially scheduled for November 2014, it was finally released on the 19th of June 2015. Let's have a look at this distribution with a quick screenshot tour.
GNU Linux-libre is a project thats maintains and publishes 100% free distributions of Linux, so no commercial (non open-source) software is involved. GNU Linux-libre 4.1 is released, based on the Linux kernel 4.1.
This article is co-authored by Heidi Ellis.Last week 11 academics and two industry professionals spent three days in New York participating in something that would look like a doc sprint to open source contributors. Instead of working on project documentation, though, this sprint was focused on producing computer science- and open source-focused learning activities, which are similar to "experiments" for those familiar with chemistry or physics courses.read more
The use of open source software has become more and more commonplace as the technological world advances. It powers millions of devices many of which we depend on every single day. In fact this very web page you are reading this post on is powered by bits of open source code.Software would be useless if there were not people there to use it and there are many different types of people who use open source software every day.
In this tutorial, we will show how to install Collabtive on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS with Apache, PHP and MySQL installed on it.
The default firmware branch of the world's most known single-computer board (SBC) has been updated from the 3.18 kernel series to the more recent Linux kernel 4.0 branch.
Sarah Sharp, an embedded software architect at Intel, and Kesha Shah, a student at Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, were named the winners of Red Hat’s first Women in Open Source Awards at the Red Hat Summit in Boston on Tuesday.
Red Hat has long been a power in Linux servers. Now, with a new software stack and a partnership with Samsung, the Linux giant is going for mobile business users.
Freescale revealed two Linux-enabled QorIQ LS1 networking SoCs with four and eight 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 cores, and says it will offer a Cortex-A72 LS2 model. Visitors to the Freescale Technology Forum in Austin, Texas, this week have enjoyed a motherlode of product announcements from Freescale, not to mention a keynote from hardware hacker patron saint Steve […]
Total War: WARHAMMER is the upcoming strategy game from Creative Assembly, and as the name suggests, it's based on the Warhammer: 40,000 universe. It's built by the same studio that got famous for the Total War franchise, Creative Assembly.
As many have said, for us to have the most diverse ideas we need to have the most diverse backgrounds. Red Hat reenforces that sentiment today with the announcement of their first winner of the Women in Open Source, Academic Award: Kesha Shah.
On June 22, Canonical and Mark Shuttleworth had the great pleasure on introducing the Fan overlay network system in Ubuntu Linux. However, the most important fact to know about the new Fan overlay network system technology is that it has been designed from the ground up to be capable of expanding the address space with 250x on each container host.
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Papyros is getting closer to working release, and the developers are putting the final touches. We'll soon be able to play with the new distro, even if it's going to be just a development version. The Papyros is a Linux distribution that follows the guidelines from Material Design, which have been implemented in the latest Android 5.x Lollipop from Google.
Last year Red Hat announced its first Women in Open Source Award, created to recognize the contributions that women are making in open source technologies and communities.