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Top 5: Learn to code, innovative uses for C#, machine learning, and more

Saturday 29th of April 2017 04:02:57 AM
In this week's Top 5, we have a whole heaping bucket of programmery goodness. We're controlling clouds, helping machines learn, using C#, discovering the best route to learning to code in a new language, and figuring out how to get started programming in the first place. It's the week of filling up the space in your braincase!read more

Google Assistant SDK preview brings voice agent to the Raspberry Pi

Saturday 29th of April 2017 01:51:26 AM
Google has released a Python-based Google Assistant SDK that’s designed for prototyping voice agent technology on the Raspberry Pi 3. Google’s developer preview aims to bring Google Assistant voice agent applications to Linux developers. The Google Assistant SDK is initially designed for prototyping voice agent technology on the Raspberry Pi 3 using Python and Raspbian […]

Ubuntu 12.04 Linux Hits End of Life Today

Friday 28th of April 2017 11:39:55 PM
Ubuntu 12.04 dies today, but not for everyone. The Ubuntu 12.04 Long Term Support release first debutedin April 2012 and has been supported for five years."The five year support window ends on April 28," Dustin Kirkland, Ubuntu product and Strategy lead at Canonical, told ServerWatch.

Endless OS: A Unique Take on Linux That's Perfect for New Users

Friday 28th of April 2017 09:28:24 PM
You may not have heard of Endless OS. It happens to be the platform that powers Endless Computers (which includes the uniquely shaped, Endless One). The operating system is not just limited to Endless hardware, though. In fact, you can install the OS on standard systems (or as a virtual machine) and discover a rather interesting take on Linux.

How to Install Invoice Ninja on Ubuntu 16.04

Friday 28th of April 2017 08:14:04 PM
Invoice Ninja is a web-based open source software for invoicing, payments, time tracking and much more. You can create Invoices online in seconds, interact with payments gateways like Stripe, PayPal, WePay, and others. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Invoice Ninja on Ubuntu 16.04. I will use Nginx as the web server and MariaDB as Database system.

Cross-platform development with Python and BeeWare

Friday 28th of April 2017 06:59:44 PM
If you want to develop for Android, you have to use Java. If you want to develop for iOS, you have to use Objective C. And if you want to develop for the web, you have to use JavaScript. Right?These may be the preferred languages for these platforms, but at the end of the day, mobile phones and web browsers are computing platforms, and with a little work, you can use any language you want. With the BeeWare suite of libraries and bridges, you can use just Python. And, you can use the same code to deploy on all these more

Surveying Linux system update and integrity protection schemes

Friday 28th of April 2017 05:45:23 PM
At ELC 2017, Intel’s Patrick Ohly explores the pros and cons of system update mechanisms and integrity protection schemes for Yocto Project. Given the increasing malware attacks against Linux-based IoT devices, there is growing interest in integrity protection schemes, as well as system update mechanisms that support over-the-air (OTA) field upgrades. At the recent Embedded […]

Pinebook - 1st Review

Friday 28th of April 2017 04:31:03 PM
So I got the Pinebook 11 inch with arm 64 bits.....

Raspberry WebKiosk 6.0 Released for Raspberry Pi, Based on Raspbian Jessie Lite

Friday 28th of April 2017 03:16:43 PM
Binary Emotions announced the general availability of Raspberry WebKiosk 6.0, a major update to the Open Source project that tries to develop the cheapest possible web kiosk operating systems for Raspberry Pi SBCs.

How to Easily Set Up Third Party DNS on Linux

Friday 28th of April 2017 02:02:23 PM
Are you looking to switch to a third-party DNS for a better and safer Internet connection? Here’s how you can set up a third-party DNS on Linux.

OpenStack User Survey Indicates Growth in Most Sectors

Friday 28th of April 2017 12:48:02 PM
Although there might be something of a red flag in user satisfaction, the platform continues to dominate the private cloud.

Debian Project to Shut Down Its Public FTP Services, Developers Are Not Affected

Friday 28th of April 2017 11:33:42 AM
The Debian Project, a group of developers from all over the world who create one of the most popular and used free operating systems on the planet, Debian GNU/Linux, announced that they're shutting down their FTP servers for users.

Open Internet Advocates Vow to Fight Trump FCC's Plan to Kill Net Neutrality

Friday 28th of April 2017 10:19:22 AM
Ten years of fighting for internet freedom, potentially out the window because Donald Trump was elected president and chose as his top telecom regulator a former Verizon lawyer who's hell-bent on killing federal rules safeguarding net neutrality, the internet's open access principle.

Cloudera’s IPO is overshadowed by a rival it won’t mention

Friday 28th of April 2017 09:05:01 AM
Big data's poster child is selling itself to investors as a machine learning company, but is really still in the Hadoop business just like Hortonworks, the competitor it would like to ignore.

GStreamer 1.12 Just Around the Corner, Second Release Candidate Adds Final Touches

Friday 28th of April 2017 07:50:41 AM
The development cycle of the GStreamer 1.12 open-source and cross-platform multimedia framework continues today with the second and probably the last Release Candidate before the final release.

Rugged, Linux-friendly module taps Apollo Lake

Friday 28th of April 2017 06:36:21 AM
Axiomtek’s “CEM313” COM Express Compact module runs on Intel Apollo Lake, and offers -20 to 70°C support, vibration resistance, and an optional carrier. The CEM313 is Axiomtek’s first computer-on-module to support Intel’s recent Apollo Lake generation of system-on-chips. The 95 x 95mm COM Express Compact Type 6 module lacks Atom E3900 support, but can load ...

EdgeX brings open source interoperability to IoT

Friday 28th of April 2017 05:22:01 AM
A new open source framework is a major step in bringing IoT into mainstream interoperability.

Improve Your Online Security with Tails

Friday 28th of April 2017 04:07:41 AM
The popular image of online dangers is scary bad guys trying to steal our stuff. This image is accurate if you remember to include unfettered corporate interests as the scary bad guys.

3 essential skills for fostering productive debate in your IT team

Friday 28th of April 2017 02:53:21 AM
Passionate debate fuels many open source communities and open organizations. Open and productive debate helps us refine and improve our ideas—and it ensures that everyone understands why a particular solution or idea is chosen.Yet this kind of debate seems to be the exception rather than the rule among IT organizations. And that's a shame, because open and candid conversations lead to better and more innovative solutions.So let's take a look at three ways that you can foster productive debate within your IT more

Pros and Cons of System Update and Integrity Protection Schemes

Friday 28th of April 2017 01:39:00 AM
Given the increasing malware attacks against Linux-based IoT devices, there is growing interest in integrity protection schemes, as well as system update mechanisms that support over-the-air (OTA) field upgrades.

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Linux Mint-using terror nerd awaits sentence for training Islamic State

A paranoid Welsh Muslim who wore gloves while typing on his laptop, admitted being part of Islamic State, and, gasp, harbored a copy of Linux Mint, has been described as a “new and dangerous breed of terrorist.” Samata Ullah, 34, who also used voice modulation software to disguise his thick Welsh accent while making instructional videos about encryption, pleaded guilty to five terrorism charges at Cardiff Crown Court. He was due to be sentenced Friday afternoon. Read more