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Using Raspberry Pi to get teens involved in open source

58 min 54 sec ago
At the end of last month, I had the unique opportunity to participate with a few of my work colleagues on the US2020 RTP STEM EXPO. About 500 students from North Carolina interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) showed up to the event. My colleagues and I gathered around a couple of tables and chatted with students, teachers, administrators, and parents about open source, open hardware, and programming.read more

NY State school libraries fund flexible software

1 hour 56 min ago
Recently, I was having breakfast with a colleague who is a former school librarian. She was telling me that the local school district had adopted OPALS (Open Source Automated Library System). Naturally, my curiosity was aroused. I did some checking and Googling on what my friend had told me about a man named Harry Chan. Harry is the CEO of Media Flex, a company headquartered in Champlain, New York and Montreal, Quebec.

Richard Stallman Says He Created GNU, Which Is Called Often Linux

2 hours 53 min ago
Richard Stallman is the President of the Free Software Foundation and also the founder of GNU or GNU's Not Unix! operating system that contains only free software. One of his constant claims is that GNU/Linux is a misnomer and that it shouldn't be used. In fact, he's now saying that the GNU operating system is often called Linux.

Canary box aims to lure hackers into honeypots before they make headlines

3 hours 50 min ago
South African Security firm Thinkst is hoping to give new life to an old idea-the honeypot-in a bid to help organizations detect security breaches and intruders in their private networks. Thinkst's Canary is a simple network appliance and corresponding online monitoring service that makes it easy to set up juicy-looking targets on the corporate LAN that will sound the alarm if any attempt is made to access them.

Essential tools for hardening and securing Unix based Environments

4 hours 47 min ago
System administrators are aware as how important their systems security is, not just the runtime of their servers. Intruders, spammers, DDOS attack, crackers, are all out there trying to get into people's computers, servers and everywhere they can lay hands on and interrupt the normal runtime of services.

Shuttleworth delivers death blow in Umbongoland dispute

5 hours 34 min ago
Kubuntu chief’s head placed on cloud-based, open source spike. A storm of accusations, claims, and furious counterclaims has hit the Ubuntu penguins, with a community cleaved of its head following allegations of unsavory behavior.

Fedora 22 released

6 hours 22 min ago
In today's open source roundup: Download Fedora 22. Plus: DistroWatch reviews Kubuntu 15.04. And Minecraft for Android will get a customization update.

PacketFence v5.1 Released

7 hours 9 min ago
The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 5.1. This is a major release bringing many new features, enhancements and bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use.

Running Vagrant on Fedora 22

7 hours 56 min ago
Fedora 22 comes with a lot of great features and having Vagrant with libvirt support is one of them. Don’t know what Vagrant is good for? Vagrant is a program that enables you to create portable and reproducible development environments... Continue Reading →

First production car powered by Android Auto rolls out -- and it's a Hyundai

8 hours 44 min ago
Tesla unlikely to be quaking in its bootsNearly a year after Google announced it was adapting Android to act as a car operating system, the first vehicle using the software has gone on sale from South Korean carmaker Hyundai.…

Fedora 22: Cloud, desktop and server innovation

Thursday 28th of May 2015 06:48:01 AM
Red Hat's new Fedora Linux comes with a better desktop, but the real improvements are in the cloud and server updates.

How to Secure an OpenStack Cloud

Thursday 28th of May 2015 06:00:41 AM
Providing security in OpenStack is not as easy as simply deploying a firewall and enabling antivirus. Many additional controls need to be deployed.

Building better assistive technology with open hardware

Thursday 28th of May 2015 05:13:21 AM
For many people, technology assists and augments our lives, making certain tasks easier, communicating across long distances possible, and giving us the opportunity to be more informed about the world around us. However, for many people with disabilities, technology is not an accessory but essential to living an independent and quality life.read more

Fedora 22 for ARM Promises to Be a Game Changer

Thursday 28th of May 2015 04:26:01 AM
Peter Robinson has announced that Fedora 22 for AArch64, a community-driven and -built operating system, has been released and is now available for download.

Mandriva under liquidation

Thursday 28th of May 2015 03:38:41 AM
In the past Mandriva S.A. released various popular Linux distributions, but the last years Mandriva was owned by several different shareholders who couldn't make it a succesful company.

Free resources for your Open Organization book club

Thursday 28th of May 2015 02:51:21 AM
The end of Jim Whitehurst's The Open Organization is really a beginning. It's the beginning of a crucial conversation, Whitehurst says on the book's final page, about "how you think we can all lead and work better in the future."read more

ALT Linux 7.0.5 - Screencast and Screenshots

Thursday 28th of May 2015 02:04:01 AM
ALT Linux Ltd announces the availability of updated Seventh Platform distribution releases. Changes within this release: updated software, closing known vulnerabilities as of 2015-05-22; updated time zones; System Control Center is now able to join Active Directory; live CDs gained RW partition support during UEFI boot as well; online repositories will always be configured, not just when found; Linux kernel 3.14.41, MESA 10.0.5, Firefox 31.6.0.

How VMs access metadata via qrouter-namespace in Openstack Kilo

Thursday 28th of May 2015 01:16:41 AM
It is actually an update for Neutron on Kilo of original blog entryhttp://techbackground.blogspot.ie/2013/06/metadata-via-quantum-router.html considering Quantum implementation on Grizzly.From my standpoint understanding of core architecture of Neutron openstack flow in regards of nova-api metadata service access (and getting proper response from nova-api service) by VMs launching via nova causes a lot of problems due to leak of understanding of core concepts.

Rugged ARM SBC offers FPGA, dual LANs, stereo cams

Thursday 28th of May 2015 12:29:21 AM
Micro/sys’s compact, rugged “SBC1654″ SBC runs Linux on an i.MX515 SoC and offers a Spartan-6 FPGA, dual MIPI-CSI camera inputs, and dual 10/100 Ethernet. Last November, when Micro/sys announced its EPIC-sized SBC4661 combining a Freescale i.MX6 Quad system-on-chip with a Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA, the company said it was prepping a new single board computer based […]

New Linux Based OS Brings Internet of Things Closer to Reality

Wednesday 27th of May 2015 11:56:45 PM
The "Internet of Things," or IoT, has the potential to change the way we interact with the devices and objects in our homes and lives.The IoT is the idea that all of the devices and gadgets that you interact with could be connected to the internet.

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How to Find the Best Open Source Project to Work On

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Dell Is Telling Customers to Try a New OS, Ubuntu

Dell has been moving a lot of interesting moves lately and it's focusing on the Linux side of the business, which can only be a good thing for the open source platform. Read more

Linux 4.1 Kernel Benchmarks With An Intel Core i7 IVB System

Yesterday I ran some fresh tests of Intel Ivy Bridge on the latest Mesa Git code to see if the performance has changed much recently for the slightly-older generation of Intel HD Graphics. Today I've done some similar tests in kernel-space with the Linux 4.1 kernel. I ran benchmarks from the same Core i7 3770K system while testing the vanilla Linux 3.19, 4.0, and 4.1 Git kernels and running various graphics tests to see if there's been any recent i915 DRM kernel changes affecting the Ivy Bridge graphics performance. Read more